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CUNY--Hunter College is a public institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,345 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CUNY--Hunter College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 38. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,529 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,199 (2012-13).
Students who attend Hunter College, a CUNY institution, attend class in downtown Manhattan. Many students commute elsewhere after class, though, as only a small percentage of students live on campus. The college has a large arts program and grants degrees in art, dance, film, music, and theatre. The Hunter College Hawks compete in the NCAA Division III.
Hunter College runs a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO), the Center for Community and Urban Health, and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. The school also offers an International English Language Institute for non-native speakers that has courses during the day, evenings, and on weekends. Notable alumni of Hunter College include Nikolai Fraiture and Nick Valensi, two band members in The Strokes, and stand-up comedian Natasha Leggero.
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Located in the heart of Manhattan, Hunter offers students the stimulating learning environment and career-building opportunities you might expect from a college that's been a part of the world's most exciting city since 1870. The largest college in the City University of New York, Hunter pulses with energy. Hunter's vitality stems from a large, highly diverse faculty and student body. Its school of Arts and Sciences, Education, the Health Professions and Social Work provide an affordable first-rate education. Undergraduates have extraordinary opportunities to conduct high-level research under renowned faculty, and many opt for credit-bearing internships in such exciting fields as media, the arts, and government. The college's high standards and special programs ensure a challenging education. The Block Program for first-year students keeps classmates together as they pursue courses in the liberal arts, pre-health science, pre-nursing, pre-med or honors. A range of honors programs is available for students with strong academic records, including the highly competitive tuition-free Hunter CUNY Honors College for entering freshmen and the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, which emphasizes small classes with personalized mentoring by the most outstanding faculty. Qualified students also benefit from Hunter's participation in minority science research and training programs, the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Minority Undergraduate Program, and many other passports to professional success.
When applying to CUNY--Hunter College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at CUNY--Hunter College is $65. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 27.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||27.2%|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 15|
The student-faculty ratio at CUNY--Hunter College is 15:1, and the school has 42.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at CUNY--Hunter College include: Social Sciences; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; Visual and Performing Arts; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.5 percent.
CUNY--Hunter College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,345, with a gender distribution of 33.9 percent male students and 66.1 percent female students. CUNY--Hunter College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
CUNY--Hunter College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. CUNY--Hunter College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc).
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At CUNY--Hunter College, 63.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,080.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,529 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,199 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,070 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data