With its skywalks looming across Lexington Avenue and its ability to draw crowds of young students to the front of the West Building, Hunter College’s vertical campus is a prominent feature of Lexington Avenue. The College is decorated with abstract art that is not necessarily aesthetically pleasing, but in general, the campus is very well maintained. The skywalks make it easy for students to go between buildings without having to go out into the street, which comes in handy when it’s raining or the streets are particularly busy. Many students like to sit on the bridges, and they serve as a good spot to hang out and gaze up Lexington Avenue right to the Chrysler Building. Hunter’s West Building is one of the deepest in Manhattan; in addition to having 15 floors, it has multiple gymnasiums, racquetball courts, a weight room, and training room to keep students entertained when not in class.
Hunter is constantly undergoing renovations, including the modernization of Thomas Hunter Hall. However, the College boasts of state-of-the-art classrooms and a fully stocked library with nine large floors for students to study in and a large collection of books and archives ranging in subjects from East Asian literature to cognitive psychology to issues of Rolling Stone magazine. Some floors offer group-study tables where students can talk as loud as they like; all floors have computers, and most floors have printers, copiers, and scanners for students to use. In general, Hunter’s facilities are kept up-to-date, and students can often find a place to burn excess energy.