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CUNY Hunter College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is CUNY Hunter College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

CUNY Hunter College was awarded 120 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.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Hunter is ranked at #73.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hunter?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to CUNY Hunter College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 40%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 CUNY Hunter College  ( 550 to 630 )

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

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CUNY Hunter College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hunter is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at CUNY 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 CUNY Hunter College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like CUNY 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

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Good Overall Diversity at Hunter

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,844 undergraduates at Hunter with 12,612 being full-time and 4,232 being part-time.

Hunter Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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 CUNY 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hunter make around $47,200 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 CUNY Hunter College make the most money.

Location of CUNY Hunter College

CUNY Hunter College is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The location of Hunter is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of CUNY Hunter College

Contact details for Hunter are given below.

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

CUNY Hunter College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 77 majors graduated from CUNY 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 CUNY Hunter College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hunter

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,113 students took at least one online class at CUNY 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

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