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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Bad weather can severely damage one's campus experience. Because I rely on public transportation to get to the campus, bad weather made the experience less enjoyable. Rain and snow always resulted in train delays, resulting in crowded and uncomfortable rides to school. Some classrooms in the campus were also less maintained than others. In severely rainy weathers, water would sometimes leak through the ceilings of some classrooms. My Hunter campus life is also heavily orientated around Manhattan itself; and hazardous weather prevented me from going about my daily routines around the city.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: new york city weather is all over the place. luckily my school has crosswalks so we don't need to go outside when its cold or raining to get to another building.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: If the weather acts up the trains are virtually impossible to rely on and you can assure that you'll be late to class. This means having to get up even earlier and trying to catch the train/bus to give you ample time for it to get stuck or force you to transfer.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Since Hunter is located directly in the middle of New York City, and is not an isolated campus like City College or Queens College, students are mostly inside and hang out on the skywalks. Weather does not affect us that much since we are indoors for the time we are on campus. The subway entrance and exit leads directly into Hunter as well. Most of Hunter students are commuter students so really bad weather can affect the commute to and from the Hunter campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather doesn't really cause any problems.


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Being a student in New York City automatically means that you are always part-pedestrian, part-dependent on public transportation. The weather in New York is pretty average, but it can get extreme during the winter, so forget leisurely strolls through Manhattan to get to class. Expect to be padded up with heavy jackets, gloves, scarves, and boots instead. Spring is a lot more bearable, although it's advisable to buy a tiny umbrella and leave it in your school bag/purse in case of unexpected showers (which you will inevitably get caught in while walking to school or back home). Summer gets pretty intense, and the city’s sidewalks don't make the heat any more bearable; however, attending school 10 minutes away from Central Park does mean that you'll be able to laze under real trees and hang out with friends in the park whenever it gets really hot.

Because most students commute to school (using the 6 train, which stops right under Hunter), they are able to avoid having to deal with the weather most of the day, since Hunter has covered bridges to get from one building to another. In other words, New York City weather is not awesome, but Hunter College students do not have to deal with it so much.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 58 °F
Spring - Low: 42 °F
Summer - High: 80 °F
Summer - Low: 66 °F
Fall - High: 63 °F
Fall - Low: 48 °F
Winter - High: 39 °F
Winter - Low: 25 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 4.21 in./month
Summer: 3.89 in./month
Fall: 3.85 in./month
Winter: 3.50 in./month
What to Pack
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Heavy winter coat
  • Scarves
  • Umbrella
Did You Know?
Hunter has three covered bridges (skywalks) to conveniently get people between buildings without them having to go outside.


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