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CUNY Hunter College Overview

CUNY 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 CUNY Hunter College Known For?

12,612 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,796 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 degree 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.

CUNY Hunter College Rankings

College Factual ranked Hunter as #644 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Hunter also holds the #73 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Hunter has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Hunter

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 173
Best Colleges for International Students 481
Best Colleges for Veterans 608
Best Colleges 644
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,031
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,196

Where Is CUNY Hunter College?

Location of CUNY 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
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Hunter. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 40%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

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 CUNY Hunter College  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

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

Can I Afford CUNY Hunter College?

$2,796 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hunter is $2,796. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hunter

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,206 $3,305 $7,042 $10,049 $13,244

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.

CUNY Hunter College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,612 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,844 undergraduate students at Hunter, with 12,612 being full-time and 4,232 being part-time.

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

There are also 6,161 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,612 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 CUNY Hunter College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hunter Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,848
Black or African American 1,165
Hispanic or Latino 3,789
White 2,846
International Students 639
Other Races/Ethnicities 325

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at CUNY 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 CUNY 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 CUNY 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%.

CUNY Hunter College Majors

In 2017-2018, CUNY Hunter College awarded 6,992 undergraduate degrees and 4,178 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 94 24 0
Anthropology 0 51 9 0
Archeology 0 4 0 0
Area Studies 0 4 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 62 0 0
Chemistry 0 172 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 11 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 9 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 7 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 42 10 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 188 10 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 27 0
Computer Science 0 100 0 0
Dance 0 14 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 23 12 0
East Asian Languages 0 33 0 0
Economics 0 139 20 0
Educational Administration 0 0 92 0
Ethnic Studies 0 31 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 42 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 111 56 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 34 30 0
General Biology 0 104 18 0
General English Literature 0 254 0 0
General Psychology 0 716 14 0
Geography & Cartography 0 17 8 0
Germanic Languages 0 9 0 0
History 0 72 2 0
Human Biology 0 237 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 0 0
Literature 0 0 13 0
Mathematics 0 37 3 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 54 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 3 0 0
Music 0 25 13 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 17 0 0
Nursing 0 173 169 9
Philosophy 0 29 0 0
Physics 0 9 4 0
Political Science & Government 0 144 0 0
Public Health 0 33 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 15 35
Religious Studies 0 12 0 0
Romance Languages 0 38 5 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 12 0 0
Social Work 0 38 528 0
Sociology 0 228 9 0
Special Education 0 0 268 0
Statistics 0 13 25 0
Student Counseling 0 0 57 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 58 185 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 44 207 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 73 0
Urban Studies 0 18 55 0
Writing Studies 0 0 12 0
Total 0 6,992 4,090 88

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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