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Hunter College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public

About Hunter

Hunter College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in an urban setting in New York, New York. Hunter was founded in 1870 and now enrolls around 23,202 students a year, including 17,212 undergrads. Hunter offers on-campus housing for up to 764 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hunter! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hunter's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hunter students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Hunter, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Hunter has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hunter on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Hunter on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Hunter for Fall 2022 is September 15.

2021 Hunter Facts At-A-Glance
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Overall Acceptance Rate 36%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 96%
In-State Tuition $6,730
Out-of-State $18,000
Percent of Need Met 81.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,982

Is Hunter a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what Hunter offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

2019 Acceptance Rate for Hunter College of the City University of New York

It is moderately difficult to get into Hunter. Hunter admitted 36% of all applicants in 2019. Last year, 31,030 students applied to Hunter and 11,300 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hunter

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hunter, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Hunter's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 56%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Hunter Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Hunter's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Hunter's endowment was valued at $120 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hunter

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Hunter meets 81.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,982 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $16,272 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hunter. Based on this information, how does Hunter sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Hunter a good school for you?

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Where is Hunter?

Hunter is located in the urban setting of New York, New York.

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College Info

695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065-5085

Campus Setting: Urban

Hunter Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hunter is Sep 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hunter is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at Hunter is like? There are approximately 23,202 students enrolled at Hunter, including 17,212 undergraduate students and 5,990 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from NY and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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