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New York, NY
Undergrads
11,956
Tuition (in-state)
$12,039 ($5,829)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I know there are a lot of teams in my school however games are rarely announced in school you'll probably hear about it through friends or facebook so not many people attend games.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's not so strict, but they definitely try to make money off of you any way possible. For example you will have to pay for your visitors.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never seen a fight nor an argument in my school we're pretty much hippies

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The subway is the only realistic way to get to my school (unless of course you live close enough to walk)

Taxi's will cost too much and although the subway prices are rising as always (115 for a monthly ) it is still more convenient, you just have to plan your route and expect delays.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you have the money your best bet is to stick to the city it's close to the school, trains run 24/7, food is available at all hours, there are almost always people out so there is less of a safety concern. However if you're on a budget seeking a place outside the city is probably more realistic.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The only way you'll know if any of the students in my school take drugs or drink alcohol is if they actually came up to you and told you otherwise there are no signs of any of that stuff.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Psychology is just a major that you declare and it's not so hard to get into the pre requisites are basic, math courses and intro to psychology both of which i completed my freshman year.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm pretty happy with the psychology program the department was able to inform me of everything i needed to get done in order to graduate and which people to contact if i wanted to gain experience.

I'm pretty concerned with the job outlook with this major but i'm confident that if you're good at something people will always need your services.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's right near central park, (old money so the buildings are really nice to look at) and the met is extremely close which is great because we often have trips there like for greek mythology or you can just go on your own for a bit of peace and escape the hectic city. There is a ton of food around but it's really expensive so it's a great thing there are plenty of food trucks offering everything from an egg and cheese to halal food. The social scene is relatively dead but there are a few spots around st marks that people usually like to hang around.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of new computers in most labs and if you come at a certain time they will surely be empty. However in most cases especially during registrations none of the labs will have any room and you'll have students waiting outside, it gets very annoying.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people who work at the financial aid office are completely incompetent and it'll take several trips and lots of arguing to get anywhere with them. However if you approach the right people it can make things much simpler.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes themselves are interesting and the professors are friendly and enjoy their work. The counselors however provide very little help to students in regards to selecting classes for their major as well as satisfying the GER's.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: If the weather acts up the trains are virtually impossible to rely on and you can assure that you'll be late to class. This means having to get up even earlier and trying to catch the train/bus to give you ample time for it to get stuck or force you to transfer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not so great but livable

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is extremely diverse, you can walk down the hallway and hear about 5 different languages spoken and it's exciting to meet people with different cultural backgrounds and learn from them. There are many GLBT students and actually some professors too that promote tolerance. A friend of mine was actually given an assignment to visit a GLBT church

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Commuter schools don't have a nightlife, everyone does their own thing it's nothing like an out of state college

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The commute sometimes sucks, but you learn to deal with it.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There isn't much life around lexington avenue, off campus life is not particularly vibrant.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's no great. I don't think the health center even has an on duty nurse so it's not a reliable source. A City MD opened up across the street, I go there if there are any urgent health needs I have.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity at Hunter reflects the diversity of New York City.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Personally I have never experienced or seen any kind of drug or alcohol related issues at Hunter. Most students I know are over age and go out for a drink at bars legally off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at Hunter are great. They have reputable professors (some not so much but that is expected at any university) and they allow candidates from teachers college and graduate programs to be TAs.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The Financial Aid Office and Bursar's office is severely understaffed, or it appears to be. The staff is knowledgeable but some workers are students and aren't as well versed. They handle an extreme amount of students so you can't expect the world from them but with both experiences of receiving FAFSA Aid they were really untimely. Adding the awards to my account took weeks and getting a reimbursement took months as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Finding an affordable apartment for students in New York City is extremely difficult.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a few expos of Greek clubs on the 3rd floor in the main campus building, but Greek life it not a huge scene at Hunter.

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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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