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Graduate Center building, Photo Credit: Ron Hester

Established in 1961, The Graduate Center serves as the doctoral degree granting institution for the largest public urban university system in the United States. CUNY enrolls more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 247,000 adults, continuing and professional education students at 24 campuses across New York City. With its main campus in midtown Manhattan and state-of-the-art Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) in Harlem, The Graduate Center is widely recognized for its highly ranked programs, world-class faculty, innovative research, affordability, and commitment to advancing knowledge for the public good. More than 2,800 doctoral students and 650 master’s students from around the world are enrolled in The Graduate Center’s 47 degree programs in the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and computational sciences. The CUNY Baccalaureate for unique and individualized studies is also based at The Graduate Center.


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