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Hunter College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Hunter College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Hunter offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Hunter College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Hunter College was awarded 119 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Hunter is ranked #644 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Hunter is also ranked #73 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Hunter College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hunter?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hunter College is a competitive 40%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Hunter submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hunter College  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Hunter College  ( 570 to 660 )
Hunter received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about Hunter College admissions.

Hunter College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Hunter, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hunter College is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hunter College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Hunter College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Hunter is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hunter College.

Good Overall Diversity at Hunter

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,121 undergraduates at Hunter with 12,991 being full-time and 4,130 being part-time.

Hunter Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Hunter is 70.68 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Hunter College Cost?

The overall average net price of Hunter is $2,796. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hunter

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,206 $3,305 $7,042 $10,049 $13,244

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hunter, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hunter, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $7,176 a year. That adds up to $28,704 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hunter is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hunter Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Hunter with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,200 in their early years. This is good news for future Hunter graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Hunter College make the most money.

Location of Hunter College

Hunter College is a public institution located in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Hunter are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4000

Hunter College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 69 majors graduated from Hunter College. Of these students, 3,496 received undergraduate degrees and 2,089 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 716 $27,700
General English Literature 254 $26,100
Human Biology 237 NA
Sociology 228 $30,100
Communication & Media Studies 188 $29,200
Nursing 173 $91,100
Chemistry 172 $21,700
Political Science & Government 144 $31,800
Economics 139 $35,700
Fine & Studio Arts 111 $22,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Hunter College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hunter

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,113 students took at least one online class at Hunter College. This is an increase from the 949 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,113 137
2016-2017 949 111
2015-2016 885 85
2014-2015 691 74
2013-2014 4,431 496

Learn more about online learning at Hunter College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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