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Hunter College Overview

Hunter College is a public institution located in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Hunter College Known For?

3,528 Undergraduate Awards
$24,445 Avg Cost After Aid
40% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Hunter have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Hunter.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Hunter makes roughly $47,200 a year. This is 16% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Hunter College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hunter.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Urban Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Hunter has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Value Colleges for Anthropology College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Sociology College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#13 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#35 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search
#37 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Hunter College?

Location of Hunter College

Contact details for Hunter are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4000
Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huntercollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hunter_college

How Do I Get Into Hunter?

You can apply to Hunter online at: www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions/applying/degree-application/application-requirements/supporting-documents-submission

Admission Requirements for Hunter

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hunter?

40% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Hunter College is 40%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 40%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Hunter submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hunter College  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Hunter College  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800
Hunter received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Hunter College?

$24,445 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hunter is $24,445. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hunter, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $7,176 a year. That adds up to $28,704 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hunter is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Hunter College Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,111 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,212 undergraduate students at Hunter, with 13,111 being full-time and 4,101 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hunter

There are also 5,990 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,111 full-time undergraduates at Hunter, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hunter

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hunter College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hunter Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,054
Black or African American 1,169
Hispanic or Latino 4,077
White 2,785
International Students 680
Other Races/Ethnicities 346

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Hunter College. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 170 countries are represented at Hunter. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Hunter College

137 Took All Classes Online
1,113 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,113 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hunter has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Hunter

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hunter College was -4.1%. This is the #2,428 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hunter regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hunter College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 716 0 14 0 730
Social Work 0 38 0 528 0 566
Nursing 0 173 4 169 9 355
Special Education 0 0 41 268 0 309
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 44 9 207 0 260
General English Literature 0 254 0 0 0 254
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 58 0 185 0 243
Human Biology 0 237 0 0 0 237
Sociology 0 228 0 9 0 237
Communication & Media Studies 0 188 0 10 0 198
Chemistry 0 172 0 0 0 172
Fine & Studio Arts 1 111 0 56 0 168
Economics 0 139 0 20 0 159
Political Science & Government 0 144 0 0 0 144
General Biology 0 104 0 18 0 122
Accounting 0 94 0 24 0 118
Computer Science 0 100 0 0 0 100
Educational Administration 0 0 3 92 0 95
Teaching English or French 0 0 20 73 0 93
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 34 13 30 0 77
History 0 72 0 2 0 74
Urban Studies 0 18 0 55 0 73
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 42 14 10 0 66
Biological & Physical Science 0 62 0 0 0 62
Anthropology 0 51 0 9 0 60
Student Counseling 0 0 0 57 0 57
Multilingual Education 0 0 55 0 0 55
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 54 0 54
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 15 35 50
Romance Languages 0 38 0 5 0 43
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 32 11 0 43
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 42 0 0 0 42
Mathematics 0 37 0 3 0 40
Statistics 0 13 0 25 0 38
Music 0 25 0 13 0 38
Drama & Theater Arts 0 23 0 12 0 35
Geography & Cartography 0 17 9 8 0 34
East Asian Languages 0 33 0 0 0 33
Public Health 0 33 0 0 0 33
Ethnic Studies 0 31 0 0 0 31
Philosophy 0 29 0 0 0 29
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 27 0 27
Public Administration 18 0 0 0 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 0 17 0 0 0 17
Dance 0 14 0 0 0 14
Literature 0 0 0 13 0 13
Physics 0 9 0 4 0 13
Community Organization & Advocacy 13 0 0 0 0 13
Writing Studies 0 0 0 12 0 12
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 12 0 0 0 12
Religious Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Other Psychology 0 0 11 0 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 9 0 0 0 9
Germanic Languages 0 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 7 0 7
Area Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Museum Studies 0 0 4 0 0 4
Archeology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 0 0 0 3
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 32 3,496 215 2,045 44 5,832

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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