CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

#122 National Colleges

35.17% Admission Rate
Moderately Selective

16,081 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
  • Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
Hunter College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, a public university in New York City. The college offers studies in more than one hundred undergraduate and postgraduate fields across five schools. It also administers Hunter College High School and Hunter College Elementary School.

Hunter was founded in 1870 as a women's college; it first admitted male freshmen in 1946. The main campus has been located on Park Avenue since 1873. In 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated Franklin Delano Roosevelt's and her former townhouse to the college; the building was reopened in 2010 as the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The college has a 57% graduation rate within six years.

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New York, New York

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Psychology 21.2%
Social Sciences 16.8%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9.0%
Health Professions And Related Programs 7.5%
English Language And Literature/Letters 7.4%
Visual And Performing Arts 5.6%
Physical Sciences 5.5%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5.5%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3.2%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.0%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2.9%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2.4%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2.1%
History 1.9%
Education 1.4%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.3%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1.0%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1.0%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.9%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.5%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1260 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 690 640 590
Verbal 660 620 580

ACT Scores

0 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 0 0 0
English 0 0 0