Hunter College – City University of New York (CUNY)

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Founded in 1870, Hunter College is a public university that belongs to the City University of New York system of higher education institutions. It is considered a prestigious institution and has a competitive, highly selective admissions process. It is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of the city of Manhattan, in New York. Hunter offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 130 academic fields of study and disciplines and has been recognized nationally for its exceptional academic programs.

All undergraduate and graduate degrees at Hunter are offered through one of the College’s six academic schools, which include The School of Health Sciences, The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Social Work, The Roosevelt Public Policy Institute, The School of Nursing, and The School of Education. Hunter College is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

General Information

Admission Office

695 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

(212) 772-4490

Contact: William Zlata

Director of Admissions
Main Address

695 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

(212) 772-4000

Total undergrads: 15,698

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,042

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,709

Graduate enrollment: 5,560


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 28%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,349 $4,399 $4,999 $4,999 0.00%
Books and Supplies $938 $1,016 $1,070 $1,146 +7.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,947 $6,776 $7,356 $7,766 +5.57%
Other $4,432 $4,526 $4,664 $4,724 +1.29%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,958 $10,201 $10,382 $10,361 -0.20%
Other $4,432 $4,526 $4,664 $4,724 +1.29%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,666 $16,717 $18,089 $18,635 +3.02%
In-state Off Campus $17,677 $20,142 $21,115 $21,230 +0.54%
In-state with Family $5,287 $5,415 $6,069 $6,145 +1.25%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,360
In-state Student Fees $256
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,800
Out-of-state Fees $256

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,569 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,533 77% $7,520,050 $4,905
• Federal grants 838 42% $3,749,620 $4,474
• Pell grants 834 42% $3,321,545 $3,983
• Other federal grants 600 30% $428,075 $713
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,483 75% $3,473,234 $2,342
Institutional grants or scholarships 50 3% $297,196 $5,944
Student loan aid 119 6% $638,837 $5,368
• Federal student loans 119 6% $638,837 $5,368
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2902 1578 111
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 44
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 21
Latin American Studies 3
Women’s Studies 20
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 53 11
Biochemistry 1
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 53 10
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 125 10
Accounting 125 10
Communication and Journalism Programs 186 13
Mass Communication/Media Studies 186 13
Computing and Information Sciences 27
Computer Science 27
Education 96 730 77
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 6
Biology Teacher Education 10 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 6
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 50
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 46
Earth Science Teacher Education 3
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 44
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 78
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness 7
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 47
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments 3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 8
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 29
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments, Including Blindness 8 4
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 24
Educational Leadership and Administration 35
Elementary Education and Teaching 44 159
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 9 39 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2 2
French Language Teacher Education 3
Latin Teacher Education 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 12 27
Music Teacher Education 10
Physics Teacher Education 1
Reading Teacher Education 64
Social Studies Teacher Education 11 7 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 9
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 68
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 390 32
Creative Writing 17
English Language and Literature 390
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 100 11
Chinese Language and Literature 14
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14
Comparative Literature 1
French Language and Literature 11 2
German Language and Literature 10
Hebrew Language and Literature 6
Italian Language and Literature 9 5
Latin Language and Literature 1
Russian Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 29 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 217 155 14
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 10
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 9
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 38
Environmental Health 10
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 18
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 13
Nursing Education 4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 8 10
Public Health Education and Promotion 30
Public Health 52
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 149 3
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 21
History 69 16
History 69 16
Human Services 373
Social Work 373
Mathematics and Statistics 35 15
Mathematics and Statistics 9
Mathematics 31 6
Statistics 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 12
Environmental Studies 12
Physical Sciences 157 5
Chemistry 79
Physical Sciences, Other 73
Physics 5 5
Psychology 462 17 17
Educational Psychology 4
Psychology 462 13
Psychology, Other 14
Social Psychology 3
Social Sciences 645 104 3
Anthropology 64 12
Archaeology 7
Economics 139 9
Geography 31 15 3
International Relations and Affairs 1
Political Science and Government 186
Sociology 189 11
Urban Studies/Affairs 28 57
Visual and Performing Arts 266 86
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 37 22
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 28 5
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 69
Fine/Studio Arts 102 49
Music History, Literature, and Theory 10
Music Performance 30
Work and Family Studies 18
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 18

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Pharmacology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Latin B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Adult Health B
Nursing – Family Practice B
Nursing – Maternal/Child Health B
Nursing – Pediatric B
Nursing – Psychiatric B
Nursing – Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

CUNY Hunter College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (212) 772-4000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,193
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 21,533 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,382
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,332
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,024

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

CUNY Hunter College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at CUNY Hunter College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 252
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 111
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 4117371
English Language and Literature/Letters 13
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 133
Health Professions and Related Programs 88211
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 422
Psychology 2151
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 411
Social Sciences 186
Visual and Performing Arts 178
Grand total 61821007

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at CUNY Hunter College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,382
Out-of-state $15,332
Books and supplies $1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,398
Out-of-state $20,828

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,267 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,186 84% $9,024
Student loan aid 163 6% $7,718

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 11,351 66% $8,241
Federal student loans 1,648 10% $5,817

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for CUNY Hunter College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled CUNY Hunter College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 33,750 13,249 20,501
Percent admitted 100% 37% 34%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 8% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

CUNY Hunter College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 23,193
Undergraduate enrollment 17,121
Graduate enrollment 6,072

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

CUNY Hunter College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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