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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Hunter college is a school that requires excellence from its students. Many professors that I have had so far, want the best that you could give them regarding participation and effort.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Hunter college is a very diverse school. You will find a variety of cultures in the staff and the student body.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Coming to a commuter school has its ups and downs. At hunter there are a lot of clubs and student activities available. However, it is tiresome to go to the clubs or student activities after a long day of classes. I for example would love to go to the movie nights and student parties that are hosted by the school, however these events are usually at 7 in the night. It would be easier to go if I dormed, but I live all the way in Brooklyn and to go and come back all the way to the city is tedious and not worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are truly passionate. Just so you know, there's a 2 yr language requirement (4 courses needed), you can only transfer High school language credits if you took the SAME language for 4 years straight. So for example, if you took 3 yrs in Chinese, it wont count!

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Pretty sure most of the parties are off-campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: You're paying only like 3-6K per year for the same academic programs you'd get from other good schools. It's not about what school you go to, but about what you plan to do with your major. Besides, grad school is the real deal. Hunter is definitely a Science/Math school, but it has great Liberal Arts programs too.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Its NYC. Everyone's from different backgrounds, you'll hear many languages spoken, and different sexual orientations and religions,etc. And on the socioeconomic scale, everyone seems to be middle class, though a lot of the upperclassmen seem like they're dressed up for an intern or somewhere important. On the political scale, it's mostly leaning towards Democrat, since we're a diverse community, Republicans are just rare specimens in NY alone.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone's busy getting their education. If you want to do those things, do it with your own friends.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Other than Financial Aid Office being cancerous as hell, it's pretty good. Location and services are accessible. The library is LIT, 1000 floors of knowledge and people staying there to kill time. I really like the Sky Bridges, it's a nice view from above.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Let's be honest here: Its CUNY. You'll bound to get connections with many alumnis in the city, especially for the programs that Hunter is really good at.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's school and NYPD officers everywhere. However, a few days ago, one girl was inappropriately touched by a pervert on the subway and he ACTUALLY followed her to class. Worst of all, HE GOT THROUGH the turnstiles (which can only be activated with using your CUNY Card). And they're still looking for him cus he ran away when the girl saw him stalking her. This incident has raised concerns about campus security. But other than that, Hunter does stress about sexual assault on campus. They make you complete a Sexual Assault and Rape course before you can register for class as Freshmen. I just hope they find him and throw his ass in jail.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to school, but I know there are Hunter dorms near the school campus, and you can pay for it if you want to spend 10K more.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's no Greek life here, which is why I think it's the best. I hear from my high school friends attending their own schools about the greek life there, and it's not for educational purposes if you know what I mean.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I like that the school gym is free for students, you just need an Athlete card from the Health Services Office to gain access. There's also a pool, but I think its only for the Swimming team and club, so IDK about that.

I heard Hunter's swimming team is one of the best. Most students are just commuters, so the campus life aint really there.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall experience as an incoming Freshmen is that it is extremely diverse as it is located in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The community teaches you about looking beyond one's label and treating each other with respect. The professors will gladly answer your questions, mostly during office hours and via email. The school's main campus are vertical buildings, but extremely great in width (HELLA WALKING). It's located on Lexington Ave and Park Ave, so you will get to walk around for food tasting, not to mention there's the Shakespeare bookstore close by.

I think the only negative things about Hunter is that IT IS A CUNY school, so obviously most of the students are city residents, so it will be harder to make friends since everyone will go home after classes are done, but just say "hi".

Also, I think personally the bureaucracy of Hunter is very shady, there were controversies about the Student Government and the school President herself.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses fill up very quickly. The professors are very accommodating and always try to help out when possible, giving out office hours and email addresses. Class sizes vary depending on the course you're taking, and major.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is posted at all the entrances and exits in the buildings, allowing only students and employees to enter.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not that popular in Hunter. People who do join seem to make a lot of friends.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The location of Hunter is great and the student body is very diverse.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Do not hear much about it

2 College Junior

Athletics: I don't see a lot of stuff about athletics nor people who are in the teams

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being in the city the school is widely diverse

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's okay, safe and fun.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's very easy to get good grades if you put the effort and time into it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's it in the center of NYC, which in itself is a very diverse and accepting city.

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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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