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Study at CUNY Hunter College

Founded in 1870, CUNY Hunter College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located on Manhattan s Upper East Side. It was originally known as the Normal College, a teacher training school for young women. Later, it expanded to become a comprehensive coeducational liberal arts and sciences college that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 100 Course Topics.

The 2008 edition of "America s Best Colleges", published by U. S. News & World Report, ranked the college 12th among public universities in the north in the "Best Universities-Masters" category.

Hunter College is named after its founder Thomas Hunter, an Irish immigrant. It is organized into four schools:

  • The School of Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Education
  • The School of the Health Professions
  • The School of Social Work
The Hawk is the official mascot of Hunter’s sports teams.

Profile of CUNY Hunter College

Hunter College is found in New York, NY. New York is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master s certificate at Hunter College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in fine arts, family and social work, and liberal arts.

Hunter College Selectivity

Admission to Hunter College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 34% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 600.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Hunter College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 20,845 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Hunter College values student athletics, and belongs to the City University of New York Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Hunter College is a comprehensive teaching, research and service institution, long committed to excellence and access of undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in several professional fields: education, health sciences, nursing and social work. Founded in 1870, Hunter is one of the oldest public colleges in the country, dedicated from its earliest days to serving a Student enrolment which reflects the diversity of New York City. Hunter takes pride in the success it has had over the years in enabling the people of New York to combine the strengths of their varied experiences with the skills they need to participate effectively in the wider society. "

Hunter College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1,053English literature, sociology, economics, English, political science, urban studies, anthropology, history, . . .
Education and Teaching619 elementary school teaching, early childhood education, special ed, educational administration, reading teaching, early childhood special ed, school counseling, ESL instruction, . . .
Therapy and Counseling367 psychology, physical therapy
Family and Social Work 294social work, food and nutrition
Business and Management173accounting
Media 164mass communication, communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine162registered nursing, pediatric nursing, adult health nursing, mental health nursing, community nurse, neonatal nursing
Fine Arts151 fine arts, art history and criticism
Science 143physical science courses, biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry
Photography and Commercial Art61 film studies, cinematography
Mathematics44 mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Medicine 38public health, health professions
Music 37music performance, music history and theory
Medical Support and Technology36audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34vocational counseling
Drama and Performing Arts34drama
Medical Adminstration33public health education, environmental health
Computer Science and Engineering19 computer science
Religion and Philosophy19 religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies

Contact: Hunter College

CUNY Hunter College

695 Park Ave

New York, NY 10065

General Phone: (212) 772-4000

http://www.hunter. cuny.edu

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