The Graduate Center, CUNY

The campus is at the heart of it all in New York City. Stand in front of the Graduate Center and you're facing the Empire State Building; walk around the block and you're in the quiet, residential Murray Hill neighborhood; head up Fifth Avenue and you're at the New York Public Library. And being located at the center of it all means it's easy to get around, with subway and bus lines, Grand Central, and Penn Station all nearby.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 USA


The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York. Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Through its extensive public programs—lectures, conferences, performances, and exhibitions—the Graduate Center contributes to the intellectual and cultural life of New York City and affirms its commitment to the premise that knowledge is a public good.

The Graduate Center is located in the former B. Altman building at 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, a landmark structure redesigned to meet the specific needs of a twenty-first century institution of advanced learning and to provide public spaces for cultural and conference purposes. The Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium, the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall, the James Gallery, and the Martin E. Segal Theatre are its main venues for a regular and rich series of public programs, performances, and exhibitions.

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