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Academics

The crown jewel of the CUNY system, Hunter College is an institution teeming with “resources” and “endless...opportunities.” Of course, many students are drawn to Hunter for its “very affordable” price tag and “prime location.” Undergrads also love just how many “great” academic programs the college truly offers, including “nursing,” “psychology,” “political science,” and “education.” No matter what you want to study, you can rest assured Hunter will deliver. Students also benefit from the amazing “support systems” that Hunter maintains. Indeed, they can rely on the fact that numerous “advisors are always there to answer questions about careers, classes to take, and graduation needs.” This care and concern can be found within the classroom as well. After all, Hunter professors tend to be “passionate about what they teach and prefer for students to be active in class.” Moreover, “they are extremely willing to help outside the classroom” as well. And many undergrads simply find their instructors “very nice and knowledgeable.” Finally, as this thrilled student boasts, “They keep challenging me to do better with my work and to never stop working at the idea that is in my head to make it a reality. They genuinely believe that the students at Hunter are above others which gives me a confidence that I chose the right school.”

Student Body

Primarily a “commuter” school, Hunter’s student body is dominated by New York City “locals who are trying to get their education in a cost efficient manner.” Fortunately, they are also an extremely “diverse” lot. You can find undergrads of “every culture, religion, race, etc.” And since “everyone comes from different walks of life,” you will “never feel like an outcast.” Indeed, Hunter students are extraordinarily “accepting.” Some individuals lament, however, that their peers do tend to “keep to themselves.” Others argue that if you take the time to talk to people, you quickly discover that most students are “friendly” and “welcoming.” They can also be “very supportive and caring.” As one undergrad explains, “We make sure that we help each other out in our studies and teach each other when there is something we do not understand.” Additionally, the vast majority of Hunter students are “driven to succeed.” They are often “found vigorously studying for their classes and forming networks with people that have similar interests as them.” It’s quite evident that everyone here really “wants to achieve something in life.” And, as this wise undergrad succinctly states, “Being around people with that general same motivation is really good.”

Campus Life

Hunter College doesn’t have a sprawling or self-contained campus. And, given that many undergrads here commute, it’s quite common for people to pop in “just for classes and are running back to the train when classes are over.” Of course, “if there’s a break, people often join up with friends to eat, or study together in the library, by the halls, or the digital cafes.” And, when time allows, “people often go to the gyms and workout downstairs.” A large percentage of undergrads here hold “part-time jobs that offer flexible hours” as well. A decent number also carve out time to “volunteer.” Additionally, the college itself “hosts many, many programs and activities all throughout the week.” When the weather is nice, many students like to head to “nearby Central Park” to hang out and/or study. Students frequently “explore the city because there is always stuff to do in New York.” For example, “there are tons of museums in the area that are free for Hunter students.” And undergrads who are of age seem to love checking out the “bars and clubs” the city has to offer.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office

Address
Hunter College
695 Park ave
New York, NY 10065

Phone
212-772-4490

Email
admissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Over 100 Campus Clubs
CARSI Geography Lab
Television Studio
Learning Center and Computer Lab
Sports Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Central Park, NYC
Metropolitan Art Museum
American Museaum of Natural History
Guggenheim Museum
Great Shopping, Fine Restaurants

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hunter has its own subway stop on the Upper East Side #6 train. Going Crosstown: The M66 bus goes crosstown on 68th Street going east and 67th Street going west. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Going Uptown: The M98, M101, M102, and M103 go south on Lexington Avenue and north on 3rd Avenue. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Driving Instructions to Campus
By Car Going West (from Queens & Long Island) - Take the Long Island Expressway to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Make a right onto Third Avenue and proceed north to 69th Street. Make a left turn on 69th Street to Lexington Avenue and make a left. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Local Accommodations
Arabelle, Sherry Netherland, The Pierre Hotel, The Plaza Hotel

Admissions

Applicants: 33,750
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Average HS GPA: 3.45







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