Athletics

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

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

3 College Junior

Athletics: We don't hear about sporting events at all.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Scholarships are available for athletes. Non-athletes hardly ever heard about athletics.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I don't get involved in athletics within Hunter College and I don't know anyone else who does. It isn't a big part of of the school partly due to the fact that it is a commuter school

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a bit of student involvement but not much. I've actually never been to a game.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1331st
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1347th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Etinosa Agbonlahor
Hometown
Nigeria
Major
Psychology and Creative Writing
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The athletics department at Hunter is almost like an underground scene; if you’re interested and actively search for it, you’ll find a great athletic family—the Hunter Hawks have won countless team championships and offer full-time students with NCAA Division III eligibility a chance to compete in sports like basketball and volleyball. School spirit at Hunter exists, but it's usually limited to athletes or friends of athletes. There is a cheer squad club, but don’t expect everyone to eagerly count the days until game day or discuss the Hawks' recent win in class. So if you are not interested in anything athletic, the closest you’ll ever get to team spirit at Hunter is flashes of yellow and purple uniforms as athletes walk past you on the bridge. Despite this, all students are welcome to attend games at Hunter and tickets (if the game is being ticketed) are usually free for everyone.

Intramural sports also exist, including activities like the chess club and the outing club. For students who are looking to get in shape without competing, Hunter boasts a fully equipped gym that's open throughout the week; students can also take cardio workout classes, cycling classes, Zumba, Pilates, and yoga for free during the semester. Many students take advantage of these classes and find ways to incorporate a quick workout at the gym or a Zumba session with friends into their academic schedules during the semester. Students can also bring guests who are 18-and-up for a free workout. There is also an Olympic-sized pool that's open to all students.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: City University of New York Ath Conf
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Hawks
Men Playing Varsity Sports
101 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
82 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Handball
  • Melonball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Turkey trot
  • Volleyball (coed)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • 168th Street Armory - indoor track & field
  • Brookdale campus/pool
  • Hunter Sportsplex
  • Icahn Stadium - soccer/outdoor track & field
  • Metropolitan Oval
  • North Campus Pool
  • USTA National Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Men's and women's basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Fencing, swimming, tennis
School Spirit
School spirit exists, but it's pretty limited to people who are actively involved in the athletic program. Students often are not aware that games are being held or that some teams even exist. However, while you may never have a conversation about any team's game (or ever attend a game), you will run in to the yellow-and-purple uniform of Hunter's numerous athletes every now and then.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are not needed to attend games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Central Park, down Park Avenue, along East River Drive
Did You Know?
All students need a Physical Activity Card (PAC) in order to use any of Hunter's athletic facilities. This card can be obtained from Health Services.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 84 responses

  • 18% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 43% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 38% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 87 responses

  • 6% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 67% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 15% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 13% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 28% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 60% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 10% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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