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Hunter College Data & Information Overview

461 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
46% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Hunter College Ranked?

#256 Best Colleges in Nation
#19 Best Colleges in NY
Special Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 461 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is special education.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Hunter is ranked #256 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Hunter held the #290 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Hunter is also ranked #19 out of 142 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Hunter College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hunter?

46% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hunter College is a competitive 46%, 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.

Learn more about Hunter College admissions.

Hunter College Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
33% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hunter College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hunter College

82% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% 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  82 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.

Hunter College Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
75.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
64.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,943 undergraduates at Hunter with 13,753 being full-time and 4,190 being part-time.

How Much Does Hunter College Cost?

$2,158 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
$28,096 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Hunter is $2,158. 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 +

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 4% of students took out student loans averaging $7,024 a year. That adds up to $28,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hunter is 3.1%. 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?

$55,713 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hunter make around $55,713 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Hunter students since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Hunter College make the most money.

Location of Hunter College

New York State
13,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

Hunter College Majors

66 Majors With Completions
3,712 Undergraduate Degrees
2,102 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Hunter College. Of these students, 3,712 received undergraduate degrees and 2,102 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
General Psychology686$27,951
Human Biology485$20,433
General English Literature232$30,382
Computer Science210$55,652
General Biology147$20,235
Communication & Media Studies147$32,241
Area Studies116NA

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

Online Learning at Hunter

73% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 17,601 students took at least one online class at Hunter College. This is a decrease from the 23,781 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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.


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