Campus Housing

New York, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$12,039 ($5,829)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not so great but livable

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is very limited and pricey. Most students live off campus or at home with family and commute to school. The amenities and resources of Hunter dorming are good quality, dorms have nice gyms and rooms.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It seems as though most live off-campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have heard that it is hard to get campus housing. Hunter is mostly a commuter school.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am not using campus housing


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1322nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1367th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1375th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1376th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Etinosa Agbonlahor
Psychology and Creative Writing
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Hunter's dorms are about a 20- to 30-minute drive away from main campus. The dorms are part of the Brookdale Health Sciences campus, and all of the rooms are single-occupancy rooms furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, and chair. While students may not experience bonding with a roommate, residents share bathrooms, and a kitchen is located on every floor, so students have their own space but can easily mix with other students when they want to. The dorm staff does try to build a sense of community with monthly meetings and activities.

The dorms have an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, and bowling alley, as well as a convenient location near the East River. The dorm also has a small cafeteria that's open during the day; other than that, students are expected to cook their own meals. While the dorms are relatively affordable, only a select few students' applications are accepted since space is limited. The dorm population consists of students in the honors program, athletes, foreign exchange students, and a few out-of-state students. Space in the dorms is only guaranteed for two years, after which students have to find apartments near Hunter or in other boroughs.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mattress
Available for Rent
Did You Know?
Because space is limited, priority for housing is given to students on scholarship and on athletic teams, as well as returning residents. Then, priority is determined by class rank and the date the application is received.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Hunter College Residence Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Bowling, cafeteria, community kitchen, computer lab, courtyard, game room, gymnasium, laundry facilities, library, lounge, swimming pool, tennis courts, weight room; shuttle service to main campus

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