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Yes. From your WP admin main menu:

Settings > General > Membership > Check/Uncheck “Anyone can register” Box > Save Changes

Also, see the “New User Default Role” option just below.

In terms of advanced control, there are many great plugins to enhance user registration:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-my-login/ will white label the user process to be more professional/presentable
https://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/ will do a great deal to protect your site from fake/spam users
https://wordpress.org/plugins/members/ to control member roles/access more specifically

And tons of other plugins:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=members
https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=users