Hunter College has excellent academics, with many professors who are either well respected in their field of study or who are practitioners in their field. This means that you usually have professors who not only know what they are teaching, but they also know how to break it down so that you can understand it. Most classes are thought-provoking, and many professors also encourage the Socratic method of teaching, which emphasizes an engaging discussion-based class as opposed to simply listening.
The College has general education requirements that are rather extensive and require proper planning to fulfill on time. Finding an appropriate adviser to help you do this is usually hit or miss, and most students end up going to the same advisers based on the recommendation of their friends. For transfer students, getting credits (or grades) to transfer is usually a tedious process, as Hunter is very picky when it comes to accepting transcripts from other schools. In general, though, Hunter makes the learning process very exciting, and you can get as good of an education as you would from a more expensive school, if you are willing to put in effort and get to know your professors.