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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the rustle and bustle in the morning. Being an extrovert makes me fit well in this environment and going to this school makes me feel like a true new yorker. Central park is the school front yard and times square has become just another place to hang. Hunter gives the full new york experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I truly believe that this is the best education you can get for this price. The most important thing is to recognise the amazing opportunities and taking advantage of them. The biggest asset of this school is the location. In NYC you can find a great internship for any career you can imagine fashion, art finance, science research, music, media, engineering, education, politics. If you are not finding internship opportunities while you're in school you are doing something wrong. Note: no one will help you with this, you have to make the phone calls yourself. We have world class faculty here, find out who they are and get into their classes. This is a career oriented school people what to get in and out and move on with their life. You won't find people sitting on the quad and mulling over Goethe. You also won't find a quad, but luckily we have all of central park two blocks away so who cares. Be assertive about what you need in class, at the financial aid office, and with your career goals and you will get a great education and think of anyone who went to a private school as a chump sucker. Plus this school has diversity which means people keep it real here and you'll graduate a culturally competent and respectful person.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Requires you to be proactive.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great location with great teachers.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The location and the variety of students makes it a vibrant school. There are many clubs to choose from and Professors are always willing to help.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school is not shinny and lush like the TV private schools, and party culture is all but none. Year one and two might be confusing but once you find your department and a mentor, it is a great place. It takes time to find a niche in a big school and there is a lot that you must be proactive and independent about. In the end you will be happy that you went to a school that wasn't a bubble and that integrated real life into your education. You will not leave in 4 years feeling that you are unprepared for real world problems. After all, you have spent your entire schooling in the heart of NYC with a diverse group of students from different countries,backgrounds and ages. Hunter is a university for students who plan to do something with their education and take their time seriously.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had some of the most amazing professors at Hunter College. I was disillusioned after transferring from Fordham University but Hunter College reconnected me with my passion for literature, which inadvertently pushed me to explore other areas of study that also garnered my interest.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Hunter college has excellent diversity, which I value very highly. However, it is primarily a commuter school, which is very inconvenient for many students, including myself.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although school has not started yet, I can already see that it is a good school. I've been there a few times to check different things concerning financial aid, and the staff is always willing to help. Despite the number of students that are there waiting, one can tell that they do their best to get to everyone as soon as possible.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall Hunter College is a good CUNY school. As the students like to say, you get what you pay for. Registering for classes is anxiety inducing and a matter of making or breaking your future but it's something you learn to deal with. If you get a chance to be part of a scholar program it's very helpful in such matters because scholars get priority registration, not to mention the extra money. The campus isn't really a campus so we like to think of the city as our campus also central park being a pebbles throw away doesn't hurt either. The classes honestly depend on your professor and Hunter doesn't have the greatest professors in the world but there are those diamonds in the rough, which can be found via rate my professor (holy grail), but again the earlier you register the better chance you have at getting those good professors. Hunter isn't every highschool students idealized image of college but its sufficient.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm only an incoming freshmen; although I don't have much experience in Hunter College because the semester hasn't started yet, I can definitely tell that it is my perfect match. I feel as if my "official initiation" into the school wasn't when I received my acceptance letter, but when I walked in through the doors and instantly felt a warm, welcome vibe. I am a city gal--specifically an NYC city gal, who thrives off metropolitan culture. What makes my school unique is that, yes, not only is it beautifully constructed and ingeniously located, but at the same time, it's just a humble, welcoming home. Aside from being in the heart of NYC, Hunter allows it's students to go above and beyond exploring by permitting it's students to free entries or discounted visits to all of the city's museums, most restaurants and shopping areas...it's truly a generous and thoughtful way of making it's students feel at home. If I could do it again all over, I would've payed a lot closer attention to Hunter from the beginning, and would've devoted all my time and energy into being accepted--perhaps into an honors program instead.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've only been to orientation - twice. But the peer advisors were extremely nice and helpful, and the coordinators of the orientations were kind. I haven't gotten to speak with many professors yet, but the ones I've talked to so far seem to be very wise and knowledgeable. The staff at Hunter usually respond to my emails pretty quickly and are almost always helpful. The only thing negative I could say about Hunter at the moment is that is has a lack of a residential feel, which is understandable since it's mainly a commuter school. But it seems as though it'll be hard to make friends with such a large amount of students rushing in and out all the time. That's why I plan on joining some clubs, hopefully. But yeah, I'm looking forward to taking my Summer's Edge course next week at Hunter and officially starting in the fall! :)

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academics are pretty demanding but the school is so worth to try. I am still getting to know a lot about my school

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Hunter offers very challenging introductory courses which will prepare individuals for further studies.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I've only been to Hunter for orientation and administration reasons. When I first walked in, I felt a little off. I felt as though mostly everyone in the building was quite snobbish and tried very hard to prove their worth in society.

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2 College Senior

Overall Experience: you don't really experience a college life.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much about off-campus housing but what I do know for sure is that they are very expensive. They should provide some discounts for Hunter students!

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Hunter campus parties are very boring because the campus does not really have that sense of unity as other colleges in non-urban areas do. It's better if a party is in some club. But the college club parties are fun.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Very delicious healthy food, but VERY expensive.They have no student discounts!

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3 College Freshman

Administration: If the department is doing something very wrong, it is extremely difficult to try to change their policies. Students should have more rights to stand for what they are paying for.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: you have to go ALL THE TIME to the financial office in order to get what you need! Be on top of your business. You must keep track of your records yourself.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The worst food! Very expensive and not even good nor healthy! No meal plan available either!

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It took months and several long visits for my financial aid to finally cover my tuition.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in New York City, you can have the worst of options or the best of options.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Living in New York City, options are plentiful. Options around the school can be expensive at times, because this is the Upper East Side and what isn't expensive here.

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Overall, Hunter College is great if you are seeking a quality education at an affordable price. The Hunter experience is one that includes making friends from around the world, learning from top-notch professors, and having the opportunity to intern and work for great New York-based companies.

While most students bemoan the fact that Hunter is a commuter school that limits their college experience in some way, others tend to appreciate being able to pay for school without having to take out extensive loans, which makes up for not having a sprawling campus or on-campus accommodations. While Hunter definitely does its part in ensuring that students who pass through the doors (or turnstiles) are knowledgeable enough about the world to succeed once they graduate, Hunter students are also expected to take an active role in making their college experience as rewarding as possible. Be prepared for intense classes that require independent preparation. Don't forget to visit Career Development Services to find ways to jump-start your career through internships; also, join an organization that interests you, and always take initiative to make your Hunter experience as good as you want it to be.

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