1,775 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
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
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
CUNY Hunter College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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
35%
SAT Scores Range
1060-1260
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for CUNY Hunter College

Cost

Net Price
$8,129/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,402/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,204/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,656/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,198/ year

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
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.145 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,142Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Everyone is different!
    29%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Smart. Critical thinking skills are tops.
    17%
  • Anti-social
    12%
  • Eccentric
    6%
  • Atypical
    5%
  • Multi-tasking
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.133 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    56%
  • A melting pot.
    25%
  • Hustle to succeed
    11%
  • Horrible
    3%
  • Not supportive
    3%
  • Fun
    1%
  • Meh
    1%

After CUNY Hunter College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses

CUNY Hunter College Reviews

1,775 reviews
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The education here is great. The teachers know what they are talking about, there are a lot of resources, and it is an affordable education! The school is located by Central Park East and the 6 train takes you directly to the school. Most students commute to school because living on the upper east side can be pricey, but you're in NYC so not living by school isn't a big deal.

The administration and registering for classes can be a nightmare. I have waited on 1-2 hour long lines at the office of admissions and financial aid several times - usually due to an error or oversight by the school. Registering for classes can also be a nightmare since only 1 person does class registration (if she does not like you or she is in a bad mood - good luck!).
Hunter College is a pretty decent school. Academics are great, top notch for the price, great location too. Professors can be a hit or miss as for grading, but all of them definitely know what they're talking about. It can be stressful at times if you're a commuter (which most people are) with getting around and making it to class on time. But the plus side is, you're right near central park! And a 6 train away from everything. Clubs are definitely really active on site, with a lot of bake sales and free food to keep your broke tummy full. The little events held by the clubs and USG are mostly the only real social points of the school year. Besides these events, Hunter can be a really antisocial school- everyone's bustling around on a New York minute trying to get their own stuff done, without much time to socialize. If I was staying in the city, I would probably choose to go to this school all over again but I'd much rather dorm at an away school, just to get the full college experience, I kind of regret not moving away for school, but everyone's different.
Hunter has a very useful and helpful career development website which opens opportunities to students seeking careers after graduation or internships. I met with a counselor and we discussed my resume, my academic progress and they helped me polish my professional resume. They also host tons of workshops to succeed in interviews, polish resumes, knowing how to dress to look professional and much more. However, the student must proactively participate in accepting the advice and follow through for success. I did not struggle in obtaining a professional internship since my program requires an 8-week internship at professional lab as a course therefore I received 3 credits for the successful completion of my internship. I must say Hunter is amazing when you find all the perks!
  • College Senior
  • Dec 29 2015
  • Value