Diversity

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

3 College Sophomore

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

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There aren't likely to be many economic conservatives here. (Though there are a lonely few). However, the student body is extremely diverse, including many religious conservatives. There's a terrific mix of social views here.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: Everybody is very accepting of any background. The school is very diverse in terms of financial background, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, and every group of friends is mixed.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is very diverse, you get to meet people from all over the country/world.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Etinosa Agbonlahor
Hometown
Nigeria
Major
Psychology and Creative Writing
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Hunter College is as diverse as the city in which it resides, and, like that city, it ranks as one of the most diverse of its kind in the country. Diversity is something that Hunter prides itself in, and it would have to be one of the College's biggest defining characteristics. Because of its diversity, there is a very welcoming and accepting air at Hunter; no one is likely to feel like an outsider, and students are free to be themselves. Walking down Hunter’s halls, you may share them with a woman wearing a khimar or a man wearing a do-rag. You may catch snippets of hurried conversations in Russian or Spanish. During Dean’s Hours (a block of time every Wednesday), you can participate in anything from the Bangladesh Student Association to the Salsa/Mambo Club. At bake sales, you can sample Middle Eastern cuisine in addition to Entenmann’s cookies. Generically speaking, you can find every “type” at Hunter, whether it be a jock, nerd, hipster, stoner, or prep.

Hunter’s students are not only diverse in color, but also in experience. The typical freshman is an anomaly. He can be a student fresh out of high school or a man with three children starting a new career. It is very rare to have a classroom full of students with similar backgrounds or of the same age, and that is something that makes Hunter a really incredible place. In one class, you can have a former child actress, a Soviet refugee, or a retired teacher. Not all of Hunter’s students have led fascinating lives, but the different life experience and education levels that students bring to the classroom make Hunter a truly diverse campus.

Facts & Statistics

African American
11%
Asian
21%
Hispanic
21%
International
7%
Native American
0%
White
38%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
4%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 4%
18-19: 29%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 20%
25+: 17%
Female Faculty
50%
Male Faculty
50%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 9%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 10%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 69%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Sexual orientation is not an issue at Hunter. Hunter is a very accepting campus that has a visible gay presence through groups such as the Gay Men's Alliance.
Political Activity
As the most politically active school in the entire CUNY system, Hunter likely will host a protest and walkout at least once a semester. Everybody's voice is heard at the school. The Socialists tend to be the most visible group on campus. It is not uncommon to see international students regularly voice their opinions, as well.
Economic Status
Hunter is a very affordable school. Students at Hunter come from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, although many students pay their way through college.
Most Common Religions
Religion is not really a big deal at Hunter. There are groups like the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, which is really open to all students, as well as clubs for Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and Muslims.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Hunter's minority club presence is a testament to its diversity. There are clubs for students of Caribbean, Latino, African, African American, Asian, and South Asian descent. Clubs can also be started if there is no particular club for a minority group.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 79 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 10% Conservative
  • 23% Moderate
  • 37% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 79 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 19% Moderate
  • 22% Not sure
  • 42% Liberal
  • 14% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 77 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 76 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 80 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 24% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 75% Very accepting.

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