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Physics at Hunter College

What traits are you looking for in a physics school? To help you decide if Hunter College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's physics program.

Hunter is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 24,052. Of the 3,597 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in 2021, 16 of them were physics majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physics section at the bottom of this page.

Hunter Physics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • Master’s Degree in Physics

Hunter Physics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the physics progam at Hunter compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physics major at Hunter is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 146
Most Popular Physics Schools 217

In 2021, 2 students received their master’s degree in physics from Hunter. This makes it the #168 most popular school for physics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in physics, making the school the #180 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Physics Student Demographics at Hunter

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physics majors at Hunter College.

Hunter Physics Bachelor’s Program

31% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 physics majors earned their bachelor's degree from Hunter. Of these graduates, 69% were men and 31% were women. The typical physics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 24% women. So female students are more repesented at Hunter since its program graduates 7% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 28% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physics bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 4
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Hunter Physics Master’s Program

50% Women
100% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 50% of physics master's degrees went to men and 50% went to women.


In the physics master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 100% of degree recipients. That is 71% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Hunter College with a master's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 0
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Hunter also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physics Grads May Go Into

A degree in physics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Hunter College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Physics Postsecondary Professors 1,430 $117,370
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Physicists 950 $138,920


*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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