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New York City


The CUNY GC is situated right in midtown Manhattan, on the world famous 5th Ave, and across the street from the classic, legendary Empire State Building.

NYC serves as a great site for research and all kinds of educational experiences for doctoral students. It is home to CUNY and many of the other leading universities of the world. The Graduate Center is a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, which provides for cross-registration among member institutions. Matriculated Graduate Center doctoral students may cross-register for doctoral study in the graduate schools of arts and sciences at the following institutions: Columbia University (including Teachers College), Fordham University, The New School, New York University (including Steinhardt School of Education), Princeton University, Rutgers–New Brunswick (State University of New Jersey), and Stony Brook (State University of New York).

Furthermore, NYC is the US city with the largest urban, public school system, with about 1.1 million students and over 1,800 schools. One can conduct research in the schools or gain access to school data. Click here to go to the NYCDOE website for details.

In addition, one of the world’s best libraries, the New York Public Library (NYPL), has its main branch (a sight to behold with its two stately lions to greet you at the top of the stairs!), is a short five blocks north of the GC, right on 5th Ave.

New York City is also a beautiful and vibrant city, with unparalleled experiences of every kind. It is among the most diverse cities in the US. You will be surrounded by just about every culture, cuisine, and language. NYC is also a cultural, artistic world capitol. Live theater can be found in all quarters, with the Broadway district just one subway stop north of the GC. Lincoln Center, home to world-renowned opera, ballet, and music of all kinds, with a beautiful campus and arts library, is an exciting hub. The city is also home to some of the world’s leading museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Guggenheim, and Whitney museums are just some of the city’s museums, along with countless galleries.

Not to be outdone by its cultural offerings, NYC is also home to great outdoor spaces. These include Central Park (with Shakespeare in the Park!), the High Line, Bryant Park (just a few blocks away and behind the NYPL’s main branch), and the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway (a foreshore-way for walking and cycling that stretches thirty-two miles around the island of Manhattan).

Come and join us in “the city that never sleeps,” New York, New York.