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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Hunter College is an above-average public college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 12,223 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hunter College acceptance rate is 38%. Popular majors include Psychology, English, and Sociology. Graduating 53% of students, Hunter College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
About CUNY Hunter College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
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CUNY Hunter College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,201/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,661/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,068/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,656/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,264/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.149 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.159 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.158 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,223Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
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  • Everyone is different!
    33%
  • Hardworking
    22%
  • Smart. Critical thinking skills are tops.
    15%
  • Anti-social
    12%
  • Multi-tasking
    7%
  • Eccentric
    6%
  • Atypical
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.147 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.212 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    55%
  • A melting pot.
    24%
  • Hustle to succeed
    12%
  • Not supportive
    5%
  • Horrible
    3%
  • Fun
    1%
  • Meh
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses
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My experience in this accredited college was a seamless transition from high school. Hunter offers a plethora of majors to choose from as well as different clubs to keep students engaged. There are also activities and events held on campus. The workload may be overwhelming at times but I regard it as excellent preparation for graduate school and an opportunity to challenge myself. The location of Hunter is convenient; it is located in the city so your choices don't fall short when it comes to food. Hunter has a library on nine floors. My complaint is that when you attend Hunter no one tells you anything unless you ask many, many questions! I know several people who took the incorrect class for their major, wasting time and money. Additionally, I feel that in large lecture halls with more than 100 students, there isn't a chance to receive individualized attention. The classroom size should be smaller so professors can focus on every students' needs and struggles.
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Great teachers and a very solid education for a great price. The best CUNY there is. People may complain about overcrowding, but what do you expect when you put a major school in a major city with no land?! Really high quality teachers and I would also recommend their graduate programs! The return investment from this place is also excellent because the yearly tuition is less than the national average of college tuition. One con from attending this place is the commute. From where I come from, the train delays can really be a hassle especially if you're late to class.
I transferred to Hunter College from another 4 year private university in the city. I was initally a marketing major at my previous university and transferred to Media at Hunter. The media major was so inclusive and intersting. I'm very interested in how we as sociey are altered by techonology and I was able to study that from every possible avenue at Hunter. The professors were extremely knowledgable about their subjects. I really liked that a lot of professors at Hunter are doing away with traditional tests and moving towards projects and essays as a way to gauge student's comprehension.Hunter definitely needs to completely revise their graduation! The graduation is the most important day of any student and Hunter's was the worst! We didnt even walk across the stage. I really loved Hunter and I'm so glad I studed Media in NYC at Hunter.