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Hunter College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate46%
Acceptance Rate46%

About Hunter

Hunter College of the City University of New York Overview

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 the school now enrolls around 24,099 students per year, which includes 18,152 undergrads. Hunter offers on-campus housing for up to 764 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

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.

2022 Hunter Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 46%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $18,600
Percent of Need Met 52.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,039

Is Hunter a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Hunter offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hunter College of the City University of New York

Hunter is moderately difficult to get into. Around 46% of applicants get into Hunter each year. Last year, 31,688 students applied to Hunter and 14,593 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hunter

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

Approximately 82% of students who start at Hunter return for their second year of college. Around 58% of students who started at Hunter earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Outcomes for Hunter Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Hunter by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Hunter directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hunter College of the City University of New York'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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Hunter College of the City University of New York's endowment was $156.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,842 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hunter

Tuition 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 52.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,039 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $11,955 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some 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, does Hunter seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hunter a good school for you?

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Where is Hunter?

Hunter is located in the city of New York, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

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College Info

695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065-5085

Campus Setting: Urban

Hunter Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hunter is Continuous processing.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hunter is like? There are approximately 24,099 students enrolled at Hunter, including 18,152 undergraduate students and 5,947 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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