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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 12,612 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Hunter College acceptance rate is 40%. Popular majors include Psychology, English, and Sociology. Graduating 52% of students, Hunter College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
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
Branch of
CUNY System
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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
40%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1120-1290
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$5,215/ 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
$8,039/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.166 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,612Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,232
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Everyone is different!
    34%
  • Hardworking
    22%
  • Smart. Critical thinking skills are tops.
    14%
  • Anti-social
    11%
  • Multi-tasking
    7%
  • Eccentric
    5%
  • Atypical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.154 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    53%
  • A melting pot.
    25%
  • Hustle to succeed
    12%
  • Not supportive
    4%
  • Horrible
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Fun
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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The staff is friendly, helpful and kind and the professors always go out of their way to ensure that their pupils are excelling in their work. I have never experienced such engaged classes and it felt like a true privilege to be a part of this campus. Hunter’s opportunities keep a growing drive within me to achieve my goals as a college student. There are many programs that are available for college students, and if you truly work hard for them, they can be applicable to you. My Hunter experience has been amazing and I would never want to attend another university!
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Teachers and students are welcoming. I feel safe there. Workers in the offices, either it be financial aid or admissions are also very helpful from my experiences and they are all so genuine! The student government provides so much to the students which results in you being either well fed or well equipped for the day. I've been blessed to receive nourishments that gave me a boost to continue the day or energy to return home since I live far from the campus. Praying that I get a dorm room next semester! I'm excited for it.
Overall my experience at Hunter has been positive. The positive experiences are the diversity of the student body. There are so many different facial and ethnic backgrounds and everyone seems to get along. Also, the LGBTQ community is strong in Hunter and are completely accepted. The professors are also very sharp. With few exceptions, the professors really show they care. The negatives have to do mostly with the bureaucracy. Getting things done at Hunter is so slow. Many times it requires doing the same thing multiple times. Paperwork submitted multiple times is the norm. The offices not communicating with each other is very regular unfortunately. Most times one office has no idea what the other offices are doing or have done regarding students although they are all supposedly using the same computer system.