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Reviews 1528 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Hunter is located on the upper East side of New York City - it is right near Central Park, museums, attractions, and plenty of restaurant options. However, it is expensive and not always easy to find affordable housing in the area.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I don't know very much about the athletics on campus. We do have a gymnasium which is open to all students.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I have not ever lived on campus so I cannot say.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial Aid is a little difficult to deal with at Hunter because of the long lines and long wait times at the financial aid office. Still, once you get a hold of someone, the response is relatively fast and the employees are helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There is a Chipotle, pizza place, and sandwich shop very close to campus, and plenty of options just a short walk away. Compared to other neighborhoods in New York City, the prices are a little higher and the options are fewer.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I would say safety on campus is very high. I never feel unsafe walking to campus, walking to the subway, etc. Hunter's main campus is located in a good neighborhood.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The only challenge I had for getting in my program was that they only offered the in person interview on one day and I was very sick that day. I came in to take it anyway because that was the only opportunity offered.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love my fellow students in the program - everyone is very hardworking, and people here love to collaborate on projects, work in groups, and help each other succeed. The professors fall into a wider range, some are very helpful and knowledgeable on their subject, while others seem to be pretty distant from the field that we are studying. The workload is average, and I would definitely say I am challenged in my current program. The facilities could use some updating, especially the classrooms that often have small, high school desks and are very cramped and overcrowded. I believe that the people in charge of the internship program are very dedicated to helping students find placements, and they often forward students job opportunities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I am a graduate student so I'm more into the bar scene, and since Hunter is in New York City, I think house parties are a rarity.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Hunter is constantly updating. Still needs a lot of work.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is not good. Most food is either fried which is very unhealthy especially for tired commuting students who have limited time for themselves as it is, expensive salads and sandwiches, or general things like soup or pizza or fountain drinks.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are held in the basement. Usually student go straight home before they can even see the nice facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I only could live closer everything would be perfect! The commute for me is the deal breaker for this five-star school. It offers so much opportunities, all you have to do is go find them. I believe that Hunter really listens to its students and will adapt to our current needs with updating the library, updating computers, and constantly moving things around in the library plus enforcing silent floor rules. I really liked that.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You have so much surrounding you. There are many offices available for individual needs such as internships/jobs, career advising, health advising, and much more.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are definitely more girls than guys at Hunter. Girls are usually very friendly and will help you out with any questions. I think what distracts people to get together an have more fun together is individual responsibilities such as jobs, babysitting, commute, etc. Otherwise, I think everyone for the most part would be good friends.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: A lot more girls than guys.

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Public safety can sometimes get out of hand.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Best places to eat, and SO MANY options.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Essays are important! Work on them!

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College Senior

Athletics: I'm not very knowledgeable in athletics.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: New York City is full of culture and great people.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: They do their job, but some of them aren't very nice and take the authority they have a little too seriously.

4 College Senior

Academics: I'm a Macaulay Honors Student at Hunter and I feel like the work challenges me and is rewarding.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are a lot of majors at Hunter, which is great and there is always the option to study/take interesting classes at other CUNY schools.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We lack nearly all team spirit when it comes to supporting our athletes.

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Etinosa Agbonlahor
Hometown
Nigeria
Major
Psychology and Creative Writing
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Overall, Hunter College is great if you are seeking a quality education at an affordable price. The Hunter experience is one that includes making friends from around the world, learning from top-notch professors, and having the opportunity to intern and work for great New York-based companies.

While most students bemoan the fact that Hunter is a commuter school that limits their college experience in some way, others tend to appreciate being able to pay for school without having to take out extensive loans, which makes up for not having a sprawling campus or on-campus accommodations. While Hunter definitely does its part in ensuring that students who pass through the doors (or turnstiles) are knowledgeable enough about the world to succeed once they graduate, Hunter students are also expected to take an active role in making their college experience as rewarding as possible. Be prepared for intense classes that require independent preparation. Don't forget to visit Career Development Services to find ways to jump-start your career through internships; also, join an organization that interests you, and always take initiative to make your Hunter experience as good as you want it to be.

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