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365 Fifth Ave
New York , New York 10016

Disability Resource Office

Graduate Center 7301.02
365 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
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About CUNY Graduate School and University Center

The CUNY Graduate School and University Center, also known as the CUNY Graduate Center, is a renowned public institution located in the vibrant city of New York, specifically in the borough of Manhattan. As part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, the Graduate Center has established itself as a prestigious hub of advanced education, research, and innovation.

Founded in 1961, the CUNY Graduate Center is dedicated to providing outstanding graduate education and fostering intellectual growth across a diverse range of disciplines. The institution offers a wide array of academic programs including doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, and certificate programs. With a commitment to accessible education, the Graduate Center also offers various academic support services and financial aid options to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

The Graduate Center’s location in the heart of New York City offers students a unique advantage. Situated within the bustling urban environment, students have access to a wealth of cultural and intellectual resources. The city serves as an extension of the classroom, providing numerous opportunities for research, internships, and collaboration with leading professionals in various industries.

Moreover, the Graduate Center is surrounded by renowned institutions, cultural landmarks, and vibrant neighborhoods. It is located just steps away from iconic institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The proximity to these world-class institutions allows students to easily engage with the city’s rich cultural and artistic scene, enhancing their academic experience.

In addition to the thriving cultural atmosphere, New York City is also a global center for finance, business, technology, and many other industries. The city’s dynamic and diverse professional landscape provides countless networking opportunities and career prospects for Graduate Center students.

One of the key strengths of the CUNY Graduate Center is its distinguished faculty. Comprised of leading scholars and experts in their respective fields, these faculty members contribute to groundbreaking research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors. Their expertise spans across disciplines, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual exchange among students and fellow faculty members.

The Graduate Center is also home to various research centers, institutes, and initiatives that promote advanced research and scholarly discourse. These centers serve as hubs of interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering innovative approaches to complex societal challenges.

Furthermore, the Graduate Center’s commitment to accessibility extends beyond its physical location. The institution supports a vibrant distance learning community, allowing students from around the world to engage in advanced education and scholarship remotely. This flexibility in learning options further expands the reach and impact of the Graduate Center’s academic programs.

In conclusion, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, nestled in the heart of New York City, provides an exceptional environment for advanced education, research, and intellectual growth. With a diverse range of academic programs, renowned faculty, and access to a thriving cultural and professional landscape, the Graduate Center offers students a unique and enriching educational experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations