CUNY Hunter College

1,760 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
CUNY Hunter College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

CUNY Hunter College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$8,129/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,402/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,204/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,656/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,198/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.149 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.145 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,142Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Everyone is different!
    29%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Smart. Critical thinking skills are tops.
    17%
  • Anti-social
    12%
  • Eccentric
    6%
  • Atypical
    5%
  • Multi-tasking
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.133 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    56%
  • A melting pot.
    25%
  • Hustle to succeed
    11%
  • Horrible
    3%
  • Not supportive
    3%
  • Fun
    1%
  • Meh
    1%

After CUNY Hunter College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses

Reviews

1,760 reviews
  • Excellent
    262
  • Very Good
    541
  • Average
    719
  • Poor
    135
  • Terrible
    103
Hunter has a very useful and helpful career development website which opens opportunities to students seeking careers after graduation or internships. I met with a counselor and we discussed my resume, my academic progress and they helped me polish my professional resume. They also host tons of workshops to succeed in interviews, polish resumes, knowing how to dress to look professional and much more. However, the student must proactively participate in accepting the advice and follow through for success. I did not struggle in obtaining a professional internship since my program requires an 8-week internship at professional lab as a course therefore I received 3 credits for the successful completion of my internship. I must say Hunter is amazing when you find all the perks!
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
This review will only account for my Medical Laboratory Science professors:

Dr. Einheber is the absolute most INTELLIGENT, approachable, caring professor that every student deserves to have. The MLS program only has a few students which allows the professors to know their students by name, by progress and not just by ID number. Dr. EInheber helped me a huge deal when I was accepted into the program since I had a million questions and I emailed him every day with a new question and he would always answer me right away with a very detailed response. He definitely is the most amazing, wonderful, perfect professor I have ever had and probably will ever have. He heightens me passion for the lab every time I attend his lectures. Dr. Rafaniello has also tremendously helped me with guidance in the program and future career options. Dr. Euler was born to teach microbiology and thanks to him my lab skills enhanced to the point that I had my internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering's microbiology lab! Professor Mahajan also deserves amazing respect because she teaches a wild range of courses and knows her students in and out! All of these professors, plus some I didn't mention, make the MLS program extremely enjoyable, possible and fun! Every single one of them cares and is willing to help their students one-on-one without excuses. I am so blessed to be part of the MLS team and the coursework is not "hard" it is relevant, important and I never thought I would understand cancer and tissue culture as much as I do now. When I took biology, I admit I thought I knew everything but it just so happens that biology misses a great deal of important details which I have covered in physiology and cell and tissue culture classes. I love this program so much and the professors and the students! Members of the MLS club are trying to recruit more students to apply and raise awareness that this wonderful program exists as a major since the advisers never reveal it as a possibility to pre-meds.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
Hunter College is located in New York, New York on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. That being said, the location of my school is probably my favorite part about it. The subway station is located right on campus, there is a bookstore that has every book you'll need throughout the semester right across the street, and Central Park is three blocks away! Moreover, being in Manhattan, the internship and job opportunities are varied and abundant. The campus does not necessarily have a traditional feel, but it is conveniently accessible, appealing to the eye, and very fast paced and exciting. The student body is extremely diverse, which I also love. There's a club for everyone, and everyone is super friendly and willing to help new students. This is my second semester as Hunter College as a transfer student and I am extremely happy with my school. If I have to say one bad thing, it would be that there are SO many students that at times the halls are way too crowded and it is hard to get to class on time because of the student traffic and elevator/escalator capacity limits.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago