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Hunter College Overview

Hunter College is a public institution situated 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?

3,415 Undergraduate Awards
$24,492 Avg Cost After Aid
40% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Hunter is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Hunter.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Hunter with a bachelor's degree make about $47,200 a year. That's 16% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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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
#1 Best Value Human Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Classical Languages & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Ethnic, Culture & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Best Education 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
#1 Best Superintendency & Educational System Administration Schools College Factual
#1 Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities Schools College Factual
#10 Best Teaching English or French Schools College Factual
#23 Best Special Education Schools College Factual
#72 Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools College Factual
#95 Best Education Schools College Factual

Where Is Hunter College?

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Contact details for Hunter are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4000
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
60% Of Accepted Are Women
95% Submit SAT Scores
Hunter has a fairly low acceptance rate of 40%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 39%.

Average Test Scores

About 95% 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 580 and 650. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hunter College  ( 580 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Hunter College  ( 590 to 690 )
200
800
Hunter received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Hunter College  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Hunter College  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Hunter College  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Hunter College?

$24,492 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hunter is $24,492. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hunter, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $5,836 a year. That adds up to $23,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hunter is 4.0%. 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

13,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,943 undergraduate students at Hunter, with 13,753 being full-time and 4,190 being part-time.

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There are also 6,109 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,753 full-time undergraduates at Hunter, 36% are male and 64% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,415
Black or African American 1,309
Hispanic or Latino 4,095
White 2,809
International Students 611
Other Races/Ethnicities 514

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

20,866 Took All Classes Online
23,781 Took At Least One Class Online
3,293.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 23,781 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 3,293.9%. This is the #64 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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 0 670 0 19 0 689
Social Work 0 49 0 544 0 593
Nursing 0 179 9 221 8 417
Special Education 0 0 42 315 0 357
Human Biology 0 307 0 0 0 307
General English Literature 0 235 0 0 0 235
Sociology 0 217 0 5 0 222
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 62 2 148 0 212
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 40 6 162 0 208
Communication & Media Studies 0 167 0 11 0 178
Economics 0 143 0 8 0 151
Fine & Studio Arts 1 107 0 35 0 143
Chemistry 0 139 0 0 0 139
Political Science & Government 0 129 0 0 0 129
General Biology 0 118 0 10 0 128
Computer Science 0 117 0 1 0 118
Accounting 0 95 0 11 0 106
Teaching English or French 0 0 22 62 0 84
Educational Administration 0 0 7 66 0 73
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 32 14 21 0 67
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 19 18 27 0 64
Biological & Physical Science 0 61 0 0 0 61
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 50 0 50
Urban Studies 0 11 0 39 0 50
History 0 41 0 8 0 49
Statistics 0 18 0 31 0 49
Anthropology 0 44 0 5 0 49
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 48 0 0 0 48
Student Counseling 0 0 0 47 0 47
Mathematics 0 38 0 3 0 41
Music 0 32 0 9 0 41
Romance Languages 0 31 0 5 0 36
Ethnic Studies 0 35 0 0 0 35
East Asian Languages 0 33 0 0 0 33
Geography & Cartography 0 17 8 8 0 33
Drama & Theater Arts 0 26 0 5 0 31
Philosophy 0 27 0 0 0 27
Multilingual Education 0 0 26 0 0 26
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 17 8 0 25
Public Health 0 23 0 0 0 23
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 22 0 22
Physics 0 14 0 4 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 0 15 0 0 0 15
Other Psychology 0 0 14 0 0 14
Writing Studies 0 0 0 13 0 13
Religious Studies 0 13 0 0 0 13
Dance 0 13 0 0 0 13
Public Administration 12 0 0 0 0 12
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 10 1 11
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 11 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 10 0 0 0 10
Literature 0 0 0 9 0 9
Community Organization & Advocacy 8 0 0 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 0 7 0 0 0 7
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Archeology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Museum Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 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
Area Studies 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
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
TOTAL 21 3,394 188 1,953 9 5,565

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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