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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeC
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.
CUNY Hunter College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.149 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.176 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.164 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.229 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses
CUNY Hunter College Reviews
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.
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!