Off-Campus Housing

Tuition (in-state)
$12,639 ($6,129)
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is almost no on-campus, so nearly everyone lives off campus. It's New York City folks, where would they put the dorms...

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hunter offers very little housing. Most students live with their parents or maybe by themselves.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I couldn't give a rating to Off-Campus Housing because Hunter is a commuter school. There are a number of options in terms of housing when attending Hunter College. There are dorms available but they are limited. Then there may be living with your parents or living in one of the 5 boroughs and commuting to school. Therefore, I can't give a rating on the cost or proximity of off-campus housing due to the variety of options.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i do not dorm i still live at home with my parents so i would not be the person to ask but from what i see and have heard the dorm life is okay.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's a commuter school so most just live at home.


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  • 1137th
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Etinosa Agbonlahor
Psychology and Creative Writing
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Since Hunter's dorm only houses about 600 out of more than 20,000 students who attend Hunter, it's not uncommon to find "roommate wanted" ads around campus. Finding an apartment within walking distance from Hunter is almost impossible, unless your family happens to own a really expensive apartment on the Upper East Side. However, students who don't live with their parents or at Brookdale tend to rent apartments in Queens or Brooklyn, making their daily commute to Hunter between 20 and 45 minutes.

The quality of apartments really depends on the neighborhood. Many students prefer to live in the East Village and other neighborhoods that offer a comfortable environment designed for young people like college students. When the cost of an apartment is split with a roommate or two, it becomes relatively affordable, especially if it is only a few minutes away from Hunter. Finding an apartment is a somewhat annoying and frustratingly long process, so it's recommended that you start early, look through Hunter's Alternative Housing website, and put up an ad advertising for a roommate even before you find an apartment so that you have someone to look at potential homes with.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Months before the semester starts
Popular Areas
  • Astoria
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Cobble Hill
  • East Village
  • Fort Greene
  • Jackson Heights
  • Long Island City
  • Lower East Side
  • Williamsburg
Average Rents
  • Studio: $1,350
  • 1 BR: $1,450
  • 2 BR: $1,600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 77 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 77 responses

  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 8% Extremely helpful.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 78 responses

  • 3% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 36% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 56% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 5% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
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