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CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

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CUNY Hunter College overview
Location New York, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY Hunter College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY Hunter College, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, is a public university known for its strong emphasis on liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1870 as a women's college, it became coeducational in 1964 and is one of the oldest public institutions in the United States. The college boasts a diverse student body and provides a vibrant urban campus environment, with its main building?Thomas Hunter Hall?recognized for its distinctive Gothic architecture. Hunter College offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular strengths in nursing, social work, education, and urban public health. Its academic reputation is bolstered by selective admissions criteria. The school does provide on-campus student housing, though many students take advantage of housing options throughout the city. While Hunter College is nestled within the bustle of Manhattan, it is not principally known for intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 33,944 prospective students applied, and 16,246 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,140 enrolled in the school.  14,959 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,011 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $452. Hunter is ranked 302 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Hunter is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

CUNY Hunter College overview
SAT 1170/1340
ACT 25/31
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

CUNY Hunter College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for CUNY Hunter College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$452
Room and Board $10,808
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$25,458

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for CUNY Hunter College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$452
Room and Board $10,808
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$33,408

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY Hunter College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
Psychology 16%
English and Literature 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Health Professions 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190594 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Hunter College.

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