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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    A
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 13,111 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hunter College acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Psychology, English, and Sociology. Graduating 57% of students, Hunter College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
Branch of
CUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference

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.

Hunter Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1170-1350
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$3,957/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,024/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.176 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,111Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,101
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 124 responses
  • Everyone is different!
    36%
  • Hardworking
    21%
  • Smart. Critical thinking skills are tops.
    15%
  • Anti-social
    11%
  • Multi-tasking
    6%
  • Eccentric
    5%
  • Atypical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.164 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
  • Diversity
    53%
  • A melting pot.
    23%
  • Hustle to succeed
    13%
  • Not supportive
    4%
  • Horrible
    3%
  • Meh
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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Based on what I've heard from my classmates as well as my own experience, Hunter is doing a pretty good job at dealing with the online learning experience! Things seem to be pretty organized and functional. There are the occasional unforgiving scenarios with some professors, but for the most part, the professors are very understanding and patient. Some professors are not as helpful online, however, as it does not feel like they are teaching the material. For one of my classes, my classmates and I were pretty much left to teach ourselves the whole semester. The larger classes in particular are the ones that make it hard to really learn.
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I am a freshman at CUNY Hunter College, majoring in Computer Science! I graduated early and had just completed my first semester here. Personally I find it hard to gauge what Hunter really is. The quality of professors so far seems like a hit or miss, half of the professors I had were great, while the other half, not so much. I personally have not joined any extracurriculars because of the pandemic, so it is also hard for me to get a feel for the community overall. What I can say for sure is that there is a lot of work given! It gets overwhelming, but that can be due to the 100% online aspect of education. As for the students, everyone I have talked to is very friendly, welcoming and helpful!
CUNY Hunter College has been, for the most part, quite a pleasant experience for me. It's definitely a college that has contributed to social mobility, and there are lots of academic/job related opportunities to be taken advantage of, if one is dedicated enough to finding them. It's also a moderately competitive college to get into, so there's a certain degree of intellectual elitism. But overall, it's a pretty top-notch school!