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Is The Graduate Center, CUNY a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. So we've gathered facts about The Graduate Center, CUNY veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: The Graduate Center, CUNY G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on The Graduate Center Includes:

How Does The Graduate Center Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked The Graduate Center, CUNY at #1,841.The school also ranked #119 in our Best for Vets in New York ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how The Graduate Center fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,243
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,059
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 658

You can also see how specific majors at The Graduate Center fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Environmental Psychology Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Behavioral Neuroscience Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Environmental Psychology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Labor Studies Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Forensic Psychology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Behavioral Neuroscience Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Criminal Justice Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Social Psychology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Urban Education & Leadership Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Other Psychology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 13

How Many Veterans Go to The Graduate Center?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 49 G.I. Bill® students at The Graduate Center. There are 9,300 students enrolled at The Graduate Center. This means that approximately 0.53% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center, CUNY participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does The Graduate Center Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, The Graduate Center does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, The Graduate Center does not offer credit for military training.

The Graduate Center Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at The Graduate Center.

Complaints to the VA About The Graduate Center

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

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