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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Impossible to get a space in the dorms unless you're an honors student. Forget it if you're an out of state resident.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a kind of hippi environment. I'm a sophomore it's pretty hard to meet friends. But it's very good academically with really good professors

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Its SO hard to get into living at the cheapest of the dorm buildings. Theres months of waiting lists so if you dont get it at first theres a good chance youre not going to live on campus. Even if you get it, the commute from the dorms to the actual school is about 30 minutes on the subway. The building is old and not so roomy but I ended up staying a place called Educational Housing Services and they gave me a room but theyre OVERPRICED and have too many rules.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: It is expensive to dorm


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Hunter's dorms are about a 20- to 30-minute drive away from main campus. The dorms are part of the Brookdale Health Sciences campus, and all of the rooms are single-occupancy rooms furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, and chair. While students may not experience bonding with a roommate, residents share bathrooms, and a kitchen is located on every floor, so students have their own space but can easily mix with other students when they want to. The dorm staff does try to build a sense of community with monthly meetings and activities.

The dorms have an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, and bowling alley, as well as a convenient location near the East River. The dorm also has a small cafeteria that's open during the day; other than that, students are expected to cook their own meals. While the dorms are relatively affordable, only a select few students' applications are accepted since space is limited. The dorm population consists of students in the honors program, athletes, foreign exchange students, and a few out-of-state students. Space in the dorms is only guaranteed for two years, after which students have to find apartments near Hunter or in other boroughs.

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On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mattress
Available for Rent
Did You Know?
Because space is limited, priority for housing is given to students on scholarship and on athletic teams, as well as returning residents. Then, priority is determined by class rank and the date the application is received.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Hunter College Residence Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Bowling, cafeteria, community kitchen, computer lab, courtyard, game room, gymnasium, laundry facilities, library, lounge, swimming pool, tennis courts, weight room; shuttle service to main campus

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