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CUNY Hunter College Reviews

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  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 out of 30 people found this review useful. 1 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone that wants to attend school in a large city setting. If you work also, or need time for other parts of your life, this is also a good school for you, as many Hunter students work and attend school part time. This school is great for anyone who wants to be in a diverse setting and meet many different types of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure, if you are in high school, that you do well on SAT's and keep your GPA up. Hunter is one of the harder CUNY schools to get into. Also if you are a NY state student, you should aim to do well on your Regents. For transfers, make sure your GPA is at or above a 3.0, just to be on the safe side. Also, get involved in extra-curricular activities and community service, it shows that you like to get involved. Lastly, if you want to avoid taking a language in college, make sure you take at least four years in high school. This will take some stress off your back when dealing with general education requirements, unless, of course, you want to take another language.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter is a part of the City University of New York, which is dedicated to providing an inexpensive yet quality education for students. For instate students the tuition is around $4,600 and $13,000 for out of state, which is still less than many other public universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy this school because it is in New York City. You have access to many different types of libraries, museums and other places of learning. It is also easy to get around, thanks to the MTA Subway. The school is also a very interesting place to be in because most of the classes are located in four buildings connected by bridges, and it's cool to look out and see the city from a bird's eye view. Also you will meet a number of very diverse people.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at Hunter are very knowledgeable and are also very diverse. Most of the professors that I have had so far are very fair and are also very helpful. Just make sure you read your syllabus before hand so that you are never behind, because once you are behind it's hard to catch up. There is a lot to learn at Hunter, including different cultures and ethnicities.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 2 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that do not mind traveling/commuting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great location, subway is connected to Hunter.

    Bang for the buck

    $2,500 for one semester. Enough said. =)

    Am enjoying being here

    Before I came to Hunter, I heard many stories such as CUNY students don't make as much friends as people who dorm. This is false. I made many friends here at Hunter. As long someone wants to be active and make friends, college, dorming or not dorming, will turn out fine for him/her.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though I've only been at Hunter College for a semester, I feel that that most of the professors making learning about a subject interesting. However, there are a few classes (the classes with 200+ people) that makes the student feel disconnected from the professor. I think those classes are introduction to ___ classes, so after getting through those classes, it should be fine.

  • 11/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hunter is good for all types of students. You can find everything you are looking for at Hunter. We're artsy, educational, outgoing and friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are applying, do not get scared! We don't bite at Hunter college. It's probably one of the least overwhelming experiences. Hunter is welcoming of all types of kids. Just make sure you are focused on your studies and ready to have the best fours years of your life!

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter most certainly gives the most for the money that is spent. The education is outstanding for a city price and big university kid should be jealous because we get to be in Manhattan, pay a reasonable price and get an exceptional education!

    Am enjoying being here

    Hunter is loads of fun! You walk down the hall and every day there is a different student DJing and playing music. It's a terrific way to dance and relieve stress between classes. There's also tons of clubs going on everyday. Making friends is also a breeze at Hunter because there are so many kids it's hard to not find someone who is interest in similar things as you.

    Am learning a lot

    I have never absorbed so much information in my life. The professors are amazing at helping students retain information and to help them learn. Every day in class is a new experience and I find myself often saying,wow I've never heard that before. College is all about learning new and exciting things. Hunter's outstanding teachers make it their priority to make sure you come out of a class having learned!

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for Sociology majors, and other people planning on venturing into the social sciences and mathematics, but as for the physical sciences I don't recommend Hunter College. You should also check out some of the other colleges under the City University of New York, there has to be at least one that fits your academic goals. If you want to attend a college in The Big Apple without slaughtering your piggy bank Hunter is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! I cannot begin to stress the importance of this, especially if your a college freshman. Hunter can be extremely boring if you simply travel to and from class. The more involved you are the less brutal the whole transition seems, and there are some pretty cool students at Hunter that are willing to help you along the way.

    Bang for the buck

    The full time tuition is roughly $2,500 for instate students, and about $13,000 for out-of-state students. So its a really good value college for those who are residents of New York. Its offers an affordable alternative to many of the top private universities in NYC, like NYU and Columbia. Hunter College is definitely a great value!

    Am enjoying being here

    Hunter is a commuting school so its really hard to get involved in the school activities, but if you show the initiative to get involved it turns out that the school offers an extremely fun environment. The Undergraduate Student Government hosts several parties throughout the school year, but there is so much to do in New York City that many of the students don't attend. So even though there may not be much happening in school you will always find something to do in the vast city of New York.

    Am learning a lot

    Hunter primarily offers courses in the social sciences causes many of the courses to be repetitive and the curriculum to lack diversity. Although the course listings are very bland the staff is extremely qualified and knowledgeable. Personally I learned a lot in my first year at Hunter but that was also the product of extreme study hours.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    True academics that are interested in philosophy, pre-med, and biology would fit in well at Hunter. People who are looking for a fun, but challenging environment with lots of amazing resources and amenities would also love Hunter. Located in the heart of the Big Apple, I cannot think of any one who wouldn't love Hunter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always speak to counselors whenever you can to ensure you are on the right path to reaching your educational goals. Get an email that is separate from your Hunter email. Make sure to go on hunter.cuny.edu frequently for scholarship info and news on upcoming events. Make sure to take advantage of the free gym service and free group fitness classes located in the basement of the 68th street campus. There is also an internship database that is great as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Being born and raised in New York, tuition here is the lowest that I have seen for great education. There are free fitness classes and a free gym and pool as well as computer workshops. Like many other colleges there are huge lectures, which may suit many students' preferences. There are also small classes as well for students who value individualized attention. For those who are from out of town, dorms are extremely affordable with some nutrition and nursing classes in the same building as well as entertainment rooms. There are always tutoring sessions and writing workshops for those who do not have English as their native language. The curricula has a wide reach. From the arts and dance to science and mathematics, Hunter has courses that are intellectually stimulating and challenging as compared to any other top tier college. By holding high standards for their students, Hunter separates those who do not work for their grade from those who truly have learned. The breadth of knowledge offered at Hunter is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Hunter, the diversity of the student population is amazing. It opens your eyes to the variety of cultures. There are many international students attending Hunter and everyone is welcoming and very helpful. Clubs are always playing music outside the cafe area and there is always an area to lounge around in school during your breaks.

    Am learning a lot

    No matter what major you are considering, Hunter can accommodate you. From philosophy, to economics, to biology, there are always professors and instructors that honestly care about enriching your learning experience. The science courses and philosophy courses in my opinion are top notch for those who are truly the eternal academic.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Liberal, open-minded, and ambitious students who want a great education without having to empty their wallets. Also for students who want to experience the city and take advantage of the myriad opportunities it has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate a CUNY education! Regular admission to Hunter doesn't require essays--so do well on your SATs and keep up that GPA. After all, Hunter is one of the hardest CUNYs to get into, and as of late, undergraduate competition is fierce. For those who are applying to Macaulay Honors, you REALLY have to work hard! A high SAT score and GPA may carry you through admissions. But if you don't have those, you will need stellar extracurriculars, recommendations, and essays to even out your application. If Hunter is one of the more difficult CUNYs to get into in terms of regular admissions, imagine how difficult it is when applying for Macaulay Honors here! Work hard--the numbers matter here.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter is known for quality education at affordable prices. Because I commute, I have money left over and basically get paid to go to college. So no complaints here. Plus, the subway gets you everywhere (that is, if there aren't any more ridiculous fare hikes).

    Am enjoying being here

    I hail from New York City so naturally, as a senior in high school, I wanted to attend school somewhere where I can actually see the stars at night. I refused to acknowledge CUNYs as good schools. In lieu of a green campus, there is much to do in the city--something I used to take for granted. The students and professors here are also very diverse and intelligent, and even though I lived in NYC my entire life, it was still a little bit of a culture shock!

    Am learning a lot

    Absolutely. The professors here are extremely knowledgeable, open-minded and genuinely enjoy teaching. I learned a lot especially in discussion classes where I can open my mind to other points of view. I always find that the material being covered in one class can be related to material covered in others. For example, a Philosophy class helped me to gain further insight what was going on in my Psychology and English classes.

  • 06/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I also want to say anyone, who is deciding to pursue nursing. Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is the way to go. They really challlenge you and provide you with a great education. They make you determined to strive for greatness and they encourage you to be leaders in school and in the community. They really have helped me a lot. Also I do want to say that, dont be discourage when you hear that the nursing program is competitive. It is, but if you are self-determined, you work hard, and you have excelled with even a C in a class, you can still make it. :) Plus, there are so many tutors around to help and so many students, you will have more than enough resources. I have also heard that Hunter has a great education program if any students want to pursue teaching. My friend is becoming a teacher and she graduates a few months before me. She truly loves what field she chose and I am happy for her too. Also the english classes are phenomenal. There are so many courses you can take, with such a variety of cultures and diverse topics, you will never get tired of Hunter College.

    Tips for prospective students

    It can be scary, starting college. I want to tell you guys, that you will never be alone. If you choose hunter, they will set you up with a block system, where you can meet people who are interested in the same field as you. I know for me, this is where I met my current friends today. I am a senior now, and I still share the same struggles and joys with these people. They really help you out as so you will help them out too. Anyone who is accepted to Hunter College will enjoy their college experience. Also you have a chance to study abroad which is phenonmenal. I have not study abroad because nursing is such a stable and dedicated career that I had to stay here anad study most of the time, but I have friends who have went to Spain, other countries in Europe and has enjoyed their experience. It is about 6 weeks but it is worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter is truly very affordable and they try to give so many scholarships out. I truly appreciate being at Hunter because not only is it affordable, but the education is phenomenal. The teachers really challenge you and give you a great education worth more than the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students are so warm and friendly here. I have met so many new people and I have so many new friends. Sometimes I get so excited going to class because of so many funny people I meet who make me laugh everytime I see them. You really can be yourself at Hunter and really find yourself and who you are as an individual. Hunter truly supports individualism but also altruism. Do something, because you want to do it, not to follow anyone else. I really believe in being a leader.

    Am learning a lot

    This school I believe by far is one of the best schools in the New York State. The academic courses are challenging but they really help you learn. I am currently in the nursing program and I have learned so much. I am truly prepared to go out into the world and i am ready to become a registered nurse. I have so much confidence and I thank Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. I recommend any student, who wants to pursue nursing to apply to Hunter's Nursing Program. It is challenging but it will truly pay off in the end.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You're pretty much safe in all aspects. The only way to get into the building is through swiping your card at a turnstile. There's security guards at each entrance.

    Greek Life

    I haven't heard much from anyone about greek life. I believe there are groups because in the bathrooms there's posters about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always papers hung up about different clubs and events. There are a ton of clubs. The only one I joined is the radio station. I'm not really a club type of person, but my friends who are in clubs say it's terrific. For example the Filipino club competes in the traditional dances of their culture. It's a great way to meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    Great college for any person wanting to enter the medical field. Also good for athletes. I'm neither of those though, I'm a film major student and in my opinion the school is good for any person who comes here wanting to be in whatever major they want to be in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's welcoming events for freshmen during the first week of school. There's karaoke, t-shirts, remote control car races, free food and other things.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money (which isn't a lot) you're paying to go to Hunter, you do get a lot out of it. The problem at hand though is the new increase in tuition but still the price is way better than all these other colleges where you'd pay like $30,000 and higher a year. Hunter is a lesser price with the same education offered. -You can't beat that deal.

    What to do for fun

    There's a nice hangout area on the roof of the East building and on the balcony on the 8th floor of the West Building. In front of the cafeteria there are a few seats and tables that people like to chill out in too. There's wi-fi so you could bring your laptop and surf the web in your free time. There's also sitting on the skywalks watching the traffic pass by below you. There's not many shops around but the main stores and attractions are just a stop of two away on the 6 train.

    Food and Dining

    The food is overpriced as with everything in New York City.The cafeteria is clean and big and there is a variety of food such as sushi, hamburgers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, yogurt, french fries, chicken strips, pizza, macaroni, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really say anything about the dorm life because I'm a commuter, but some of my friends say it's not bad.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of challenging courses. The minute you start to struggle you have top seek help either in tutoring or asking the professor. As long as you show your effort to seek help of a professor and improve, you'll do well on the midterms, finals and overall grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    SAT scores (which should be fairly average) are the most important factor in getting into this school. This school has a ton of smart students -students graduating in the top twenty ranking of their high schools- that you're up against.

    In three sentences

    Overall it's not a bad college. With everywhere you go, including this college, you'll find the few bad professors and problems. Hunter offers an atmosphere of a variety of people, both challenging and not so challenging courses and professors who try to engage in whatever topic they're teaching about.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On your first day of Orientation, they give you this thick packet that is color coded on the correct decorum for a emergency situation that is advised to be carried with you everyday, listing the appropriate reactions from flooding to even a suicide situation. At Hunter, they also have immense security to get into the buildings. You must have a Hunter OneCard or a Visitors Pass to even get past the lobby. Not to mention, the NYPD are patrolling the streets, making Lexington Avenue safe for all of its inhabitants.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basically, whatever you think of has a club here. And if Hunter doesn't have it, all you need is four people to make a club, and then the student center will give you a starter budget and recognition with the other clubs, sending you on your way to whatever you wish to do. In addition, intramural are held everyday, from basketball to yoga, so if you want to get into the competitive spirit or simply find zen, the deepest building in the city has the space for you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that is dedicated to doing well in your field, wants to explore and experience different cultures, than you will do amazing here. This kind of college provides the experience to come in contact with different cultures and to exchange knowledge, as well as stepping out of your comfort zone everyday. (Especially on the subway or the LIRR.)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once you are registered as a student, they send you a graduation topper so that you can recognize yourself as a Hunter student at your own High School Graduation. In addition, the first week of classes, they hold a Freshmen week, that has a week full of giveaways, karaoke, a carnival and a game day that introduces all of the activities and clubs Hunter has to offer. Not to mention, the large amounts of free food they give you. Can't go wrong with that.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter College was ranked #1 as the Best Value College by Princeton Review, is a Tier 1 school, and has professors that have ranked in the top three hundred in the entire nation. It is safe to say that they know what they are doing over there and have produced over four Fulbright scholars in the past Spring Semester. In addition, they have combined degrees with the CUNY Graduate Center, one of the best graduate schools in the nation. So, not only are you getting a great undergraduate education, but you may also earn a Masters while your at it.

    What to do for fun

    If you walk over two blocks, your in Central Park. You can play any sport you wish there, read a book on a bench or head back to the college and go for a swim in a Olympic size pool. Or, you could take the 68th street subway( located in the campus) and go see a Broadway show with some of the best actors the stage has ever seen. And if this doesn't peak your interest or your more of the scholarly type, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natual History are only a few subways away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or the MET) has an Egyptian temple placed in the middle of the Egyptian exhibit, a site you cannot see unless you travel to Giza. Now, it's only a few steps and a Metro card away.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the school is good, but why eat in the college when you can go down a flight of stairs and eat at an Italian restaurant on Lexington Avenue or take a subway to Bleecker street and have a taste of Amy's Bread. (One of the best cupcakes in the world!) Basically, any food you can think of is here for yours to take.

    Dorm Life

    Life at Hunter is different depending on where you stay. You can stay on 97th street, and the Brookdale campus, two entirely different places with entirely different atmospheres. But the people are great, and that is an understatement. In here, its a melting pot of cultural richness from all five boroughs and all over the world, with over 100 different countries represented. Here, you can relax, cook, study, hang out, and start your life with the tastes and textures of New York City at your fingertips. There's a reason why New York City is one of the best cities in the world, and that is why not dorming here would be a great mistake.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to college in general, your work load, your way of learning, and everything else stems from what professor you get. One professor can be laid back and give busy work with a lot of tests, giving you more than one opportunity to have a second chance. On the other hand, you may get a professor that gives four tests and one paper in the semester with only ten percent going to participation. The amount of input you do and how much you receive is entirely up to the choices you make, so it can never be blamed on the college or teacher. Now, it is all on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is for every school, not just Hunter, but if you truly want to know if you belong somewhere, even if its Harvard, you have to visit the school. You have to know if their programs fit you and provide you with your needs, but most importantly, you want to know that the next four years are going to be in a place where you can excel and where you can have fun. College can be about getting a degree, but it is more than that. It is the beginning of your life, so choose wisely.

    In three sentences

    Not only is Hunter a place where inspiration can become one at any moment, it is a place that provides the tools needed to identify inspiration. With inspiration, Hunter gives an avenue for thought and inquiry through experience, such as through their study abroad opportunities that are not limited to Hunter, but to the entire CUNY and SUNY communities. And lastly, but most importantly, the education here is to be recognized as one of the best schools the world can offer, with professors who are regularly published in the New York Times and other journals that rank in the highest education degree for their fields and among other universities.

  • 09/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn a lot, wants to work hard, and can put sufficient time in for homework and studying should go to Hunter. If you're looking for a college that isn't too challenging or is easy to get through, don't go here. Many of the students here were in the top 10% of their class in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make copies of any documents you give to financial aid. They tend to lose things and say they never got it. Call them, visit them, whatever you need to do to make sure your documents get processed. Go to office hours, ask for help, get a study group, etc. DO NOT think, I'll get it later on. No, you won't. This is college. It's challenging and it's very very easy to fall behind. Join a group, go to social events, say hi to someone you don't know. Don't be afraid to talk to people. You can't keep your mouth shut in here. Some people will come up to you and introduce themselves, but you shouldn't bet your money on being a wallflower.

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition is being paid for by TAP and FAFSA so I can't say too much about the costs. I think the price is pretty good for the amount you can learn before getting a degree.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is very diverse and I've gotten to know quite a bunch of people in the past four weeks. There will be times in which you'll have to be the first to speak to people before they say anything to you, so don't be timid about going up to someone you don't know. They might turn out to be a great friend later on.

    Am learning a lot

    There's a lot to learn at Hunter. The GER requirements make sure you'll leave as a well rounded student. The professors are very knowledgeable and the courses are challenging and thought-provoking. Make sure you take advantage of office hours so you can understand all the concepts. Don't wait (not for the shortest while) for when there's a bunch of things you don't understand. The professors and T.A.s enjoy helping students.

  • 10/24/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The college itself seems like a fantastic deal. The only problem is that there is extremely limited student dorm space, and the cost of renting an apartment in NYC is very expensive, so I'm sure that will add a lot to my yearly expenses. That's one main thing holding me back from Hunter.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i would say it is safe. it is located in one of the richest blocks in the city. lexington avenue so you will be fine. always tons of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of clubs almost every area of interest, and they got it. i would not know so much though i have not joined but i have friends who have.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    many food places around, a lot of smokers in school, many hipsters as well. always singing and playing tunes on the 3rd floor west building.

    Bang for the buck

    yeah maybe a little overpriced

    What to do for fun

    join clubs and help out on campus.

    Food and Dining

    food is overpriced for the same burger and fries on 3rd avenue for 2 times as less.

    Dorm Life

    i have friends who live on campus. i can't afford it so i stay at home and travel. the dorms are not all that great for the prices.

    Academic Rigor

    3.7 gpa

    Tips for prospective students

    be on task and don't allow little things in life get in the way of your goals

    In three sentences

    hunter college is a huge campus with over thousands of students. it is easy to get lost here if you don't know your way around. with its dozens of different programs, it's almost impossible to pick a major and easily become lost. you will be exposed to so many different types of people and some great professors as well.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain a good GPA and standardized test scores.

    Bang for the buck

    It is VERY cheap!

    Will enjoy being here

    I loved the city environment.

    Will learn a lot

    The school has great potential.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are friends guards everywhere so you will always feel safe. and plus you need a card to get in the school so they will know how has entered the builds at all times

    Greek Life

    i am actually looking into becoming apart of the greek life. and all the students here are welcoming

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs and activities to join, and because its in the city you are able to go shopping or go to a cafe with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    my biggest tip is to make sure you talk with advisement to make sure your taking all the classes you need in order to fulfill your gr and major requirements.

    In three sentences

    i am a transfer to this college and i have to say that it is amazing. hunter college has hundreds of courses you can choose from, a nice environment, wonderful people and everyone is extremely helpful.i would recommend anyone to attend this school

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    yoga! zumba!

    Great for these types of students

    Cultural, curious, liberal, open-minded, tolerant, lover of learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely, extremely affordable compared to schools like NYU, PACE, and Columbia

    What to do for fun

    Hunter offers free yoga which I love. Also, central park is a few blocks away!

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan, plan, plan. Stay focused and organized. Always keep an agenda to be aware of deadlines and important dates. Efficiency is everything!

    In three sentences

    Hunter is cultural, dynamic, liberal, and brilliant. Open-minded professors and students alike make for an innovative learning environment. I have learned more than what I hoped to learn.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hunter has security in all of their buildings. You must check in with a proper ID. The campus police is well trained in all types of scenarios and equipped for any type of danger that may occur in a college campus.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, can't answer this for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    See 'what to do for fun'.

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter is great for all types of students with all academic backgrounds. One thing you notice at Hunter is the diversity among the student body. You will surely feel like you belong at Hunter.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sorry, this is my first semester and do not know of any yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter is not only a great academic college but it also excels in the arts and sports. If you are interested in acting, dancing or artistry, Hunter is for you. If you are pursuing a career in athletics, Hunter can definitely get you on your way.

    What to do for fun

    Hunter has an array of programs and student activities to choose from. They also hold events for the entire student body to participate. If you do not want to join clubs, there are plenty of shows and activities you can attend to.

    Food and Dining

    Sorry, I have not tried the food at Hunter yet.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry, I do not use the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Hunter has challenging classes and excellent professors. Hunter looks for a good GPA to enroll. They also have superb science and math programs for those interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not sure what to major in, Hunter has amazing advising that can assist you in making up your mind. Many of the information you need to know about the college is online. However, since Hunter has a large student body you need to be a good advocate for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a high standard educational institution. It has a broad number of majors to choose from. Earning a degree from Hunter comes with great merits and prestige.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is up to par. The security gurads are strict like they should be and everyone needs an ID to enter the school. If you do not attend the school, then you have to enter the school through the Hunter West building only.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is almost nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's not enough variety of clubs or exposure to the clubs at the school.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a student who is looking for a good academic challenge. Also this school is good for students who don't mind the commute.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is in the CUNY system so for students who live within NYC, tuition is only about $2700. This is a steal compared to other colleges and especially when Hunter is one of the top public schools in the country. Theres quality in getting a degree from Hunter at that price.

    What to do for fun

    To create a more enjoyable experience at Hunter, either join a club or find a fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria here has a variety of food and the prices are reasonable. Closer to Thanksgiving, the school offers a mock Thanksgiving dinner. There's plenty of choices from pizza to burgers, ceasar salads to yogurt and fruits.

    Dorm Life

    This is more of a commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is one of the tops schools in the CUNY system and the academics here are extremely competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage prospective students to research clubs within the school or start their own clubs. Students should also make sure their SAT scores are high and that their GPA is as well.

    In three sentences

    The academics at Hunter is very competitive, which is a positive. On the negative side, there isn't really an attractive social life at Hunter.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    there is a wide range of food from burgers and fries to sushi.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on choice of classes and dedication of the student, the courses can be highly rigorous or a comfortable pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    determination of major as soon as possible is highly recommended. this allows for course within major to be taken as well as to determine what g.e.r. credits will need to be pursued later. this also enables students to look for things such as work and advanced networking with in the department of the major.

    In three sentences

    hunter college is a good college with affordable tuition. though it is becoming increasingly crowded this is obviously due to it's overall popularity with prospective graduate students. there are many options for students looking into careers but due to large amount of students it is becoming highly competitive.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    hunter is not really a dangerous school, it is located on the upper west side where danger is barely present.

    Greek Life

    there is basically no greek life, the frats/sororities here have the name, but since hunter doesn't allow them they are deemed as clubs. basically there is no initiation, and you join just to have the t shirt and some friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    there aren't really any clubs of interests and even so, they are not really that involved in much.

    Great for these types of students

    great for people who like to commute and want to finish school as fast as they can.

    Bang for the buck

    i can honestly say that hunter provides an excellent education for its price, this being said hunter is a very affordable school, but if you have choices there are better ones.

    What to do for fun

    this school is a strictly only commuter school, so theres not that much to do. however, it is located in manhattan so there is always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    the food at hunter is not really that good, and they dont really have a lot of options. there all from the same caterer and the foods include pizza/pasta, burrito/tacos,burgers/sandwhiches and some other snacks.

    Academic Rigor

    at hunter, every class is a little harder than most cuny's. hunter is on a different level of academic performance so if you come here, make sure you are prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're looking for a normal college experience, this is not your school. but if you just want to get here and finish fast, this school is perfect.

    In three sentences

    its a great school, not your average college experience though. if you com here for pre-med/nursing it is not a good idea because although hunter is reputable, it is so competitive that it is even hard to get classes let alone pass them. overall, its a good school, but not the best.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    you definitely get more bang for your buck.

    Food and Dining

    it could be improved and cheaper, they should keep in mind that we are students, and have reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    if you don't mess with your neighbors, it's great.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are rigorous but fare. for the most part the teachers understand that students are taking many classes so they don't over work you, but you must keep up with the reading material.

    In three sentences

    it's a great school. the teacher's are are interesting and fair, for the most part. however i would improve the cafeteria food, which is expensive and not that varied.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    it exists but is not very prominent

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 150 clubs so there is a place for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and don't underestimate it just because it is a cuny

    In three sentences

    i love hunter because there are so many different classes and the students are very diverse. the professors are always willing to help. hunter college is never boring

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    overpriced, but different types of foods around.

    Dorm Life

    i don't dorm but heard it was small and not great. it'a commuter school

    Academic Rigor

    education is really good here. you must be motivated on your own to succeed.

    In three sentences

    great teachers, overcrowded, easy access considering transportation, and very diverse. it'a great social experience to get to know others from different countries.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    liberal, quirky, out there, or social!

    What to do for fun

    you will surely find a club that suits you because there are so many! you'll create friendships and learn a lot from your peers. there are bars, coffee shops, shopping stores in walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    always hot, delicious, and there is always a huge variety.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't dorm but heard good things about the housing from my friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will gain a sense of independence. stay on top of your classwork, schedule, and credits.

    In three sentences

    this school has wonderful, open-minded, and very knowledgeable professors. the student body is very diverse and mainly liberal. the classes are always interesting, challenging, and fieldwork hours are abundant!

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is polite and helpful.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities in Hunter and a few of them are co-ed. You will definitely know about them from their colorful fliers to their bake sales to raise money for various causes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs to meet people's interests and if you don't find a club in Hunter that you want you can always make one. Hunter' clubs range from Dumbledore's Army to Queer Student Union.

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter is great for passionate and smart students because if there is an important cause there is definitely a demonstration or a group of Hunter kids trying to inform people. While some say Hunter is antisocial it always takes a little bit of effort to meet new people but it's definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Besides hanging out with friends and telling jokes you can also join one of Hunter's many clubs like Dumbledore's Army if you're a Harry Potter geek. Central Park isn't that far and you can walk around and sight-see. There is always an event going on in Hunter so you'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    While the food is expensive it comes with the territory since it's in Manhattan. If you don't like the food in Hunter there are plenty of restaurants and fast food places. The area is diverse so one day you could have a quesadilla and the next day a California roll.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are single room.

    Academic Rigor

    Hunter puts great emphasis on education by providing top notch teachers. While the homework may be difficult and sometimes a lot to handle, that is expected in a good college. The teachers are supportive and friendly and if you're lucky enough you'll get a teacher who doesn't give homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students thinking about attending Hunter should take advantage of meeting with academic advisers or Hunter students who can give you an idea of what type of classes to take and tell you about some of the teachers.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a liberal and diverse school. Having the luxury of being in New York allows for students to walk a few blocks and have lunch in Central Park or catch a t.v show being filmed. Not only is the school welcoming but there is every club for every interest.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    unsure

    Clubs and Activities

    unsure

    Great for these types of students

    city kids

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unsure

    What to do for fun

    go out into the city.

    Food and Dining

    unsure

    Dorm Life

    unsure

    Academic Rigor

    Spectacular

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in school.

    In three sentences

    I'm applying for Hunter and so far I am in love. The city atmosphere and it's prestigious academics is what has drawn me into this school.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Yes it is a bang for your buck. The 6000 dollars a year tuition alongside financial aid, means a wicked deal for your wallet.

    What to do for fun

    Your in the heart of New York City. What is there not to do.

    Food and Dining

    There apppears to be a lack in regards to nutrition here at Hunter College. The choices in which we are provided on a daily bases are dull as they appear to serve the same chicken and fries combo everyday. The prices are very very unreasonable as well. Depsite the negative responses some of the positives that are given to the dining department includes the overall taste of the food. They haven't disappointing me yet with those curly fries.

    Academic Rigor

    In regards to the academics here, the school is known for its excellent professors who have taught at some of the most prestigious Universities in the nation. Keep up with your school work as the classes will move at a alarmingly fast pace, easy for you to fall behind. Also be expected to not be able to find a class in which you would need pertaining to your major or graduation. Yeah Hunter has 22,000 students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hunter is one of the most competitive schools within the CUNY system here in New York. The 22 percent acceptance rate here attributes to the popularity and difficulty that is presented. To better your chances here, stake up both your SAT score and your GPA. Alongside this, be warned as this is a commuter school. The sense of school spirit is lacking in all departments.

    In three sentences

    The diversity aspect of this college attributes to its prominent reputations in the city of New York. Alongside this point, the promising programs include its Nursing, Macauley Honors College, and Thomas Hunter Honors Programs offered here on campus.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 4 people found this review useful. 27 of 107

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They focus on the unimportant things.

    Greek Life

    Not many options.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very little to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Unmotivated individuals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The balcony.

    Bang for the buck

    There's not much offered.

    What to do for fun

    They constantly have club parties and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    I got food poisoning.

    Dorm Life

    They try to make it reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go transfer when you can.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school with limited opportunities. The administration is unbearable. Not the best school.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The Thomas Hunter building is dedicated almost in its entirety to student clubs and organizations. These clubs also table - they make themselves known to the student body and offer fun and interesting events. It is relatively easy to find a group whose interests match yours.

    Great for these types of students

    Students on a budget and who wish to avoid oppressive loans ought to consider Hunter, as well as other CUNY schools - especially in the fields of social work and nursing. Students living in NYC, or within commuting distance ought to consider the resource on their doorstep, and those who wish to migrate to NYC without going into bankruptcy ought to consider this resource as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a third floor bridge that links the four buildings of the campus. It is something of a tradition that students congregate along this bridge, likely for the ease of access and great views of the street from the wall-to-ceiling windows afford.

    Bang for the buck

    As a CUNY school, Hunter has an excellent monetary worth, especially for in-city students. This is even more true for those who qualify for financial aid. Hunter is academically rigorous, and straddles the border between second and first tier. You can easily pay triple for this level of education anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    You are in the heart of New York City; there are more opportunities for a great time than can be easily recounted. A hop away from Central Park, the Apple Store, some quaint cafes and bars, as well as shopping.

    Food and Dining

    On site, there is a dining hall. There are no meal plans, but there are options for vegan/vegetarian, kosher, and halal, with a lot of variety for a kitchen the size of a cafe.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm, and so cannot speak of the dorm life with any authority. However, my friends who have dormed reported an overall pleasant experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I have nothing but praise for the professors and faculty, who really care about their students and want them to succeed. Make use of their office hours and make a connection! The work is rigorous, but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is a commuter school, and the dorms are not that close to the actual classes. Moreover, as a public institution, the school is crowded and over-populated; small class sizes are not so easy to come by, but neither are most classes overly large.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is a great bang for your buck, and if you work hard, you can get a great education. Watch out, because average graduation rate is over 4 years, and the drop out rate can get you too. But if you persevere, this school can take you far.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Low tuition cost and good education

    In three sentences

    I'm graduating with a masters in Biochemistry. Professors are nice, knowledgeable and very helpful .

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is present at every entrance/exit and everyone must swipe an I.D. card before entering the building. The students seem to be very well behaved and mature.

    Greek Life

    It exists but it is not as prominent as schools where most of the student body lives on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities but one must search for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy a large school with a large student body with acclimate well to this environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bathroom with the name WOMEN changed to Wombats to represent the importance of gender neutrality in society. This is a gender neutral restroom where anybody regardless of sex or gender is allowed to use.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is one of the lowest because it is a CUNY school and the education is one of the highest rated out of the other CUNY schools.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy the city! Central park is a few avenues away so on a nice day the park is a great place to be. Hunter also has many clubs ranging from video games to a LGBTQ group where everyone is able to find a niche that makes them feel comfortable.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the Hunter cafeteria is goof but overpriced. Fortunately the city offers many food alternatives so there is no obligation to eat in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I have not been in a Hunter dorm but have friends who dorm and they do not complain too much. It is spacious, clean, and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course this varies depending on what classes you're taking and the professor one gets.

    Tips for prospective students

    Email your professors and attend office hours. Allow t.a.'s to get to know your face and make use of advisors prior to creating a semester schedule.

    In three sentences

    The school has a fairly large and clean campus. There are plenty of resources available to students to help in classes. Being that it is a commuter school building bonds with other students can become difficult if one does not take the initiative.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Read the Princeton Review.

    What to do for fun

    Everything and anything.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive but good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough after you get past the 100 level courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for social sciences, nursing, and political science.

    In three sentences

    It is easy to find information. All directors have open office hours. Alot of activities and concerts.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The park is awesome to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest you'll ever pay for a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Hunter college offers open recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball and handball to all students. Play sport for fun or go to Central Park just a few blocks away.

    Food and Dining

    You'll be in the city...everything is available.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally dorm, but i hear that it's pretty relaxing and very convenient for kids who do. However, the dorms are still a 15 minutes train ride away.

    Academic Rigor

    With a passion for the sciences, i can say that Hunter college should be known for its intense science courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering Hunter, be ready for a competitive community. You must be able to manage your time very well, and be ahead of your own schedule as a college student.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College has a very intense pre-health study program for incoming nurse/pre-med students. The eaducation is great and the environment is diverse. It is a small, but efficient campus.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    New turnstiles and ID card checkpoints might be annoying, but are definitely secure.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of clubs throughout Thomas Hunter building, most are on the 3rd floor and there's always something going on. Asian Students In Action (A.S.I.A.) Club normally has a HUGE show towards the end of each semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going in undeclared there's no worries until around your sophomore year. Just relax, take your GER courses and maybe you'll get an idea for a major through those courses.

    In three sentences

    Wide range of majors to select from. Professors are generally helpful, but as with anything you have to help yourself for the most part. There's always something going on with Student Activities or any of the chartered clubs at Thomas Hunter.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Hunter is very safe, especially now that they make you swipe at the turnstiles.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in art, culture, and the social sciences.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter, like any CUNY, is extremely cheap, and therefore a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Central Park or eat hotdogs.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is notorious for its horridness.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to Hunter from home, but the dorms are forty-three blocks away from the actual school, and I heard from students that it's not the most enjoyable place to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    As stated above, Hunter is very academically rigorous. When on a full schedule (fifteen credits), it's very hard to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good idea of what you want to do before you apply, so you don't end up wasting your time.

    In three sentences

    Hunter has very rigorous academics. The professors are smart and the classes are interesting. Unfortunately it's a bit socially alienating and some of the students are hard to get to know.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You're in NEW YORK CITY!!! THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD!!! For fun? Go to any park, museum, club, gallery, boutique, and they will most likely be in a celebratory mood!

    Food and Dining

    Basic college food from the smells and looks of it.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the departamental advising early! Especially transfer students! The advising professors are willing to help you, but you must take an active approach in the transfer of your credits. Otherwise you will have to retake and pay for classes you could have received credit for.

    In three sentences

    The best CUNY school by far. The student diversity is typical of New York, but atypical of CUNY schools. You will find all kinds of ethnicities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Around Hunter college there is no night-life, do unless you join a club or a sports team there isn't much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Hunter has it's own kitchen where food is actually prepared, but it's a but pricy. There are also quite a few restaurants of different cuisines on 2nd avenue.

    Dorm Life

    Most students don't dorm, but travel a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what professor you choose to teach the class you want things might be easier or more of a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to take a lot of seemingly unwanted and unneeded classes to accomplish the general requirements, which happen to be quite a lot. I suggest you base your class decisions on the website ratemyprofessor to choose a professor that's best suited for your learning capacity. There are also many students that attend this college so make relationships meaningful, and actually make friends. It's really hard you only tend to see someone for a little over an hour in class. Also, the North building never has any service for cellphones.

    In three sentences

    Hunter college is a very good liberal arts institution that contains numerous facilities that its students can use. The college itself is large, being composed up of four main buildings in the city. This school is best for those who are planning on studying to become nurses, or going into the field of education.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    Check Alliance Clubs

    Great for these types of students

    all students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    119th Silberman building location has great diversity to offer

    Bang for the buck

    Best in NYC

    What to do for fun

    make friends and create academic network

    Food and Dining

    much to offer in the immediate area

    Academic Rigor

    rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize all resources the Hunter web-site offers.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work is brand new with a terrific and dedicated staff.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Buy used books or rent

    What to do for fun

    Play some sport, read

    Food and Dining

    be smart about eating

    Dorm Life

    Respect the rules

    Academic Rigor

    study, study , study

    Tips for prospective students

    New students have to talk to advisors to make sure they are taking the right classes. Not miss a class. Study hard for their exams. be part of a club

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is one of the best colleges in the country. The faculty members are also there to help students. I will recomend Hunter to any high school senior.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym. It is free for students. There are a fitness room, group fitness classes and competitive and recreational sports. The fitness classes are a nice way to relieve stress and keep in shape.

    Food and Dining

    There are options for dining on campus but the food is not the healthiest choice. With its location in new york city, Hunter is surrounded by numerous restaurants ranging from 5-star restaurants to cafe or even street carts.

    Dorm Life

    I am living off campus so I do not know much about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be academically challenging and you need to spend time studying in order to fully understand the concept. Once you understand the big picture it is much easier to see how things are related.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your own research and search for programs, scholarships, and activities that are available for students.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a wonderful college with experienced and knowledgeable teachers. It is a great college for students who are seeking an excellent academic experience at an affordable price. The teachers motivate students to perform their best and to be goal-oriented.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NYC is very safe, as long as you are not an idiot. Keep an eye on your stuff and your surroundings, and trust your gut. I've never had any problems.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of diverse groups, on and off campus

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, savvy, ready for an exciting challenge, loves the city

    What to do for fun

    Again, it's NYC, you will have no problem finding cheap or even free entertainment, and there are endless neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, even grocery stores to explore.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten the food on campus because I don't have to -- its NYC, go outside, walk down the block, get something awesome!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I feel respected by my professors, that they expect the best of me, but they are human and can be flexible. Maybe I've been lucky, but again, being persistent, but kind a diplomatic goes a long way.

    Tips for prospective students

    The administration, application process, financial aid, bursar office, everything is definitely difficult to navigate (it's a public university). Be persistent, but remember to be kind and patient! it's a wonderful lesson in diplomacy, problem solving, and detective work to figure who you need to talk to, and what you need to say to get what you need- or even figure out what you need to do!

    In three sentences

    Diverse, affordable, high quality. Really, all you've heard is true.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Many good eating places around.

    Dorm Life

    I hear it is awesome, but i do not have a dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Intelligent professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a good amount of students in most classes.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a really nice school. It's a great place to learn because of its small classrooms. It has a lot of nice views that calms the students when looking out the windows.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs!

    What to do for fun

    Since your in NYC, you can do just about anything. Just hop on the train.

    Food and Dining

    So many different place to eat around there, you definitely waste most of your money on food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but people who do say it's pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    This school isn't easy, being focused and sticking with a plan is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not an easy school to get into, so keep your grades up. Also it can be confusing finding where is what, so give yourself a little extra time to find your way.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is an awesome school that is academically challenging and fun to be apart of. I love the counselors and advisers, they are very helpful. Lastly, the school is in the heart of the city; so much to explore and experience.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent. In my two years being here I have never heard of any kind of deviance occurring here nor within proximity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Here you will find many clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Academics, religious, athletes, technologically savvy.

    Bang for the buck

    A solid education for the least amount of money.

    What to do for fun

    There's a park near the school, so for fun I just usually hang out with friends at the park.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is a little pricey, but otherwise it's good food.

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure about the campus' dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Your brain will be exercised!

    Tips for prospective students

    The workload can be a little overwhelming at times, but it's worth the effort.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is an excellent school for those wanting to enhance their academic experience. The school provides an excellent staff team. There are wonderful career opportunities available.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety looks strong, there is a guard at every entrance and they always make sure they know what you are there for.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basically any subject has a club and if the subject is of great interest to you, you should join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Have not experienced it.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a dedicated individual, I show passion in whatever I do because my work represents me, and I am efficient because time is money. Ultimately, I am going to become a doctor to help in the medical field, because our health is what allows us to achieve our goals. I study very hard and I study with others to either help them or to understand a concept from a different prospective.

    What to do for fun

    I like to work out or just take a little walk around and talk to people. Test yourself on the information you learned. Look for extra curricular activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    Have not experienced it.

    Dorm Life

    Have not experienced it.

    Academic Rigor

    What ever time you put into class, you should spend three times that outside of class studying. When you are done with class review your notes and also review before class. Always keep up with your reading assignments and papers, do not wait for last minute because the stress can overwhelm you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a science major apply to classes as soon as possible because they are occupied quickly, but that should be done for any course. Make sure you keep up with your work and study a great deal, so you do not panic on test. Keep physically fit because you do not what to have health problems.

    In three sentences

    The school campus is very large and located near the center of the city, which makes it populated and you know you will have to do well to be recognized. The school is accessible in making it easy to get around with the elevators, escalators, and staircases, therefore getting to class is not a hassle. Overall the people seem nice and dedicated to their studies or professions.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    security is always roaming

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, independent and hard workers

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly cheap, over $2,000 per semester for in-state students and around $13,000 for out of state students. Beware tuition is constantly on the rise, but this is the way it is everywhere these days.

    Food and Dining

    Food is only okay and pretty expensive for a college student budget.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are diverse in ways of teaching and their academic backgrounds. They expect a lot from their students. No one is perfect, but over four years, you are guaranteed a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come here, work hard and success is yours! You should enjoy being in an urban city area if you decide to come to Hunter. There are three campuses so you should also be aware that you may have to navigate the famous New York City Transit system.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is filled with many opportunities and is very rigorous. One is expected to be independent. One must seek out help if wanted, because success is in her/her hands. Relatively reasonably priced, but classes can be very large because of the large student body.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tres safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Poor, studious students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Slap the elevator three times for speedy luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Wonderfully priced for the education.

    What to do for fun

    Hangout in the hallways, there is always stuff going on.

    Food and Dining

    Student beware! Bring your own lunch. The cafeteria is awful and the lack of dining surrounding the school is shameful.

    Dorm Life

    Good luck.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors bring it, the students not so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good g.p.a., get your information turned in far in advanced so any bureaucratic mishaps can be handled before it's too late. Get to school early, because the escalators will be far too congested ten minutes before class begins. Avoid the cafeteria - overpriced and barely edible.

    In three sentences

    Old, dilapidated building, holding within wonderfully intelligent, passionate teachers. Red tape dogmatic, education worth the struggle post thirty minute wait in line. Students everywhere, if only the escalators had synchronized working periods.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    None, technically. We have clubs that are affiliated with sororities and fraternities, but no actual chapters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eh, they're ok.

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter will be great for you if you enjoy the city and alot of independence.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cost effective education, ESPECIALLY if you're in the Macaulay Honors Program. It's basically a full-ride scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    New York City is at your fingertips! Explore!

    Food and Dining

    Hunter's food is ok, but really expensive. And we don't have a meal plan or even a functioning cafeteria at the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    They will be tearing down the dorm soon, so this is kind of irrelevant, but the dorm is ok. It's a dry campus and drug-free, so you have to be smart about things. Residence Life is kind of incompetent at times. The guest policy might be hard for some people to get used to. There is no cafeteria, but a Starbuck's kiosk during the day. Pretty inconvenient, if you ask me. All the rooms are singles, though.

    Academic Rigor

    In college, your education is what you make of it. You will get out of it as much as you put in. Some classes are harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for Macaulay. There is no meal plan. We do have a cafeteria. It will be very hard to get into the dorm if you're not an honors student or an athlete.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is fantastically diverse and filled with friendly people and knowledgeable professors. The art department, where I spend most of my time, is a very organic environment that fosters creativity. The Macaulay Honors College, which I am a part of, is a great deal and a great program. The typical college's sense of community is kind of lacking here, though.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Seriously? It's New York City!

    Food and Dining

    This is really what you make of it in the city because Hunter doesn't offer a meal plan. They do have a cafeteria which is expensive but we all have to get food on our own.

    Dorm Life

    Because of the scholarship I received I was also given FREE housing paid for by the school at the 92Y on the Upper East Side. This came with a free gym membership and an amazing living space. Rooms are small but it's New York, they're small everywhere. Community is friendly and safe and a ten minute commute to Hunter.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my gen ed classes have been challenging but not overwhelming. It definitely depends on your major but if your an active member in the lectures and discussion it pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. LOOK INTO SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Hunter has so many wonderful scholarships and I was the recipient of one of them and it changed my college future drastically. 2. Get involved! With a commuter school it's harder, but if you stick around, join some clubs and meet new people it opens so many doors. 3. Take new classes. This is the time to explore that area you never got a chance to in high school. If you're a biology major, take an art class! 4. Go on ratemyprofessor.com to see which professors are the best!

    In three sentences

    Hunter is filled with diversity and energy and opportunities around every corner. It is a commuter college located in the heart of Manhattan. It's filled with passionate and caring professors.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guards are always standing at the entrances, requiring students and faculty to swipe or show their Hunter ID card to enter the building. They also circulate the building,so you can assure you'll be safe. The area around Hunter is also relatively safe. But, as in any city, you should look out for yourself, especially when it;s dark.

    Greek Life

    There is some Greek Like if you're into it, but it's not a great scene at Hunter. Hazing and the negative aspects of Greek Life do not exist at Hunter. Fraternities and Sororities at Hunter mainly consist of nice, fun, and compassionate people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 160 clubs, and if there isn't one that you're looking for, you can create it! Hunter has a lot of interesting clubs like the radio, newspaper, literary magazine, Dumbledore's Army (Harry potter club), Film and Theatre Connection, cultural and religious clubs, and many more! The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) also hosts many fun and free events for students such as concerts and dances.

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter is great for ALL types of students! Everyone will fit in because there are over 22,000 students! But, because everyone at Hunter is so friendly, you're bound to become friends with everyone-- there are no types of students; there are just nice students who work hard and have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Thomas Hunter building is part of the original college called the Normal School, which was an all girls school used to train girls to become teachers. Now it holds club rooms, a dance studio, the reading and writing centre, which helps students write essays for free, and the Student Resource Centre, which provides 300 free pages of printing a semester, as well as computer labs and a student lounge. The Gothic architecture of this newly renovated building adds a mysterious atmosphere to Hunter College. There are secret passages that will take a while for you to discover.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter has been rated for high quality education for a low price, especially if you're a NY state resident. Enough said.

    What to do for fun

    Hunter is on the Upper East side of Manhattan! Within walking distance from Central Park and Museum Mile. Catch a Broadway show at Times Square, go shopping on 5th Avenue, hang out downtown, or take a train to Coney Island! You will never run out of ideas in New York City!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is a bit expensive, but that doesn't matter if you bring food from home! You can also eat out if you have the money, for there are a plethora of options! There are food stands all around Hunter, operating whenever the school is open. There are also many restaurants, diners, and cafes around Hunter. Many cultural food options, as well as the more typical food.

    Dorm Life

    Hunter doesn't have enough dorms to house all of its students, but there are other options! You can rent an apartment with roommates who also go to Hunter. You can also chose from their educational housing services, where a lot of Hunter students dorm. If you can get into the Brookdale or new 92nd or 97th street dorms, you are in for a treat. The dorms are inexpensive and provide a real college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't be fooled because Hunter is a public school! Many of the professors also teach at Columbia and NYU. Most of them are distinguished in their fields and many have taught across the world and at prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a NY state resident, fill out your TAP as well as your FAFSA. Depending on your income you can go to Hunter for free and get money back (to use for books, rent, etc). Even if you don't qualify for federal or state aid, or if you live out of state, Hunter still offers the highest quality education for the price!

    In three sentences

    Hunter offers the best quality education in NYC for the lowest price. If you're studying liberal arts, nursing, or any of the sciences, Hunter is for you. Hunter offers almost any major, has tons of student activities, and is located in the centre of the world in the midst of so much to do.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Connected to other CUNYS!

    Great for these types of students

    Serious students who want to learn and succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Check out New York City!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try hard, Hunter is a CUNY, but selective.

    In three sentences

    The college is beautiful, neat and clean. It has some great major choices. You can't go wrong with this CUNY.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's nothing to do here. The clubs are under publicized and nobody knows about the frats or sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria's food is overpriced and not that clean, since it was shut down because of rodents.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not dorming, but I've been the dorms. It was so dark and creepy, and the dorm use to be a mental asylum.

    Academic Rigor

    It doesn't have the best classes, especially if you're not doing premed or sciences majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here if you like to socialize, because social life is nearly non existent.

    In three sentences

    It has two old buildings with several floors. The environment is plain and old. It's not the best college to go to.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CLUBS

    Bang for the buck

    Your FAFSA and TAP should cover the whole thing but it is the best decision i have ever made.

    What to do for fun

    Nightlife is amazing cause you can leave from class and have some fun at various places in the city.

    Food and Dining

    For food and dining you have the best food in the world cause your in nyc. Even the gyro carts are better then any type of food outside nyc.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but their are dorms available that I have visited. There are two new ones and one old one and I heard all of them are great and I personally have seen the older ones and they are great dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Hunter is known for their rigor, some sciences are very hard but hunter's professors are great so dont worry about that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think you should really consider it, It is a different type of campus, not your traditional campus. It is really diverse and there is a club for everyone. Before you don't consider, visit and over time you will love it.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is a different feel then most colleges and it takes a little while to get used to. Hunter is one of the best decisions i have made and it is so much fun. There are a lot of several opportunities such as different club, internship and job opportunities. It is also important to realize that the city itself is its extended campus.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Great and diverse clubs and activities offered by Hunter College. I have participated in a lot of undergraduate student government activities and joined many clubs such as the Asian Society.

    Bang for the buck

    i have had a good experience studying at Hunter College as it offered me financial aid when i needed it. now, I plan to pursue Nursing at NYU but I am applying for this scholarship for that reason. I really need money to support my further education since I do not want to be dependent on my parent for paying for my college education.

    What to do for fun

    I have joined several groups at Hunter College and like to do community service. I read books in my free time and like to listen to music. I also help with household chores.

    Food and Dining

    Good Food offered in the College cafeteria and many options available.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at Hunter college but I stay with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Psychology major and will be graduating in January 2013. I have a GPA over 3.5 and I consider my education and courses taken at Hunter College to be very influential and inspiring.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a great array of opportunities and offers better educational degrees. It allows students to afford tuition and concentrate on education. I have really enjoyed my education at Hunter College and will get my BA degree in Psychology.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You aren't in danger at all.

    Greek Life

    Not taken seriously at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    The club fair was Oct 24. The end of the semester is Dec 14. Get a clue. I spent my first two months lonely and with nothing to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for determined students who do not care for a traditional college experience and would like to save an IMMENSE amount of money.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is definitely THE BEST, that is the one very positive thing about Hunter. But I can assure you, it is full of stressed students whom don't seem very content for the most part. Of course there are a few happy ones here and there just like anywhere but there is not much of a good social vibe going on at Hunter. Also, students are not traditional, at hunter the diversity is incredible. I am a freshman and in all of my classes, I have students that are 18 just like me sitting beside me but then again I also have some students that are older than 65. All ages will be seen at Hunter.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing really. Hang around the 3rd floor where there is always something going on (clubs advertising) but besides that I guess if you are on a sports team that is fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students should really do their research before accepting CUNY Hunter as their choice. Although the tuition is extremely affordable, if you are looking for a traditional college experience with school spirirt and social events, attending CUNY is not the right choice. If you are living in the city, don't mind making a huge number of friends, are independent, plan on saving money, and know what your intended major is then Hunter might just be for you.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Hunter offers classes that I cannot really complain much about. If you would like a real college campus with many social events then CUNY Hunter is certainly not for you. If you are interested in nursing, Hunter is a great school for that field but it is extremely competitive so you are not guaranteed declaring it as your major even if you get a 4.0 because there may be no space.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to swim in the pool, join teams and study abroad

    Tips for prospective students

    It is good to join a club if you do not want to get lost in a big crowd. Take opportunity of art, music and study abroad programs, they will enrich your experience.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College has a diverse community. Many clubs are active. Good internships are offered.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who don't need college life on campus, because there is none.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The outside is Tobacco Free however, there's people smoking EVERYWHERE. Prepare to close your nose when exiting the subway.

    What to do for fun

    They have clubs. They have a lot going on, free plays, drives, mixers and stuff and its usually after 5pm so its not during when you have class.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive food (5$ for a tiny yogurt), cheaper outside, and that's still expensive. The Cafe has a rodent problem, so beware.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, my classes are pretty good, however there's only one Biology professor and she tests like you're in Med School

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades fairly up, and you should do fine. Apply early to get in. There's a lot of applicants.

    In three sentences

    Good for people who like the City life. Easy to get to, best for commuters though the nearest train is ALWAYS packed with people. Not to shabby for 2500 a semester.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining and food spots are easily accessible. There is a cafe on campus. Along with diners and trucks that sell not only good but affordable foods.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging. Yet through the lectures, models and movie clips to give a better picture of the material helped me to get an A in the class. The professor also offered flexible office hours for more support if needed.

    In three sentences

    I have always wanted to attend Hunter since undergrad. Hunter is the perfect location, friendly environment and have caring professors. The class hours are made for convenient for working individuals.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In order to enter the school you must swipe your ID card through the turnstiles where a security guard is standing in front of outside every door. I feel pretty safe in the school as I am always surrounded by students and faculty.

    Greek Life

    Our school has tons of active sororities and fraternities with their own club rooms.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty of clubs to join that fit your interest. They have plenty of sports teams to join as well. The school offers gym classes that are free to join such as yoga, kickboxing, Pilates etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who live a fast paced lifestyle, enjoy crowded commutes, and love the city will love Hunter College.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hunter has their annual homecoming which isn't a dance at all. Homecoming is a day in which many sports teams have their competitions and many students go out to support their school team in their yellow and purple gear. It's pretty fun and shows off our school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty cheap compared to other schools. But you will have to pay an extra hundred dollars on your tuition every semester. The school is in the city so you should expect local food areas to be quite pricey. There's plenty of stores down Lexington to shop in.

    What to do for fun

    We don't have a Campus, but we have Central Park just three blocks away which is a lot bigger than some campuses and very entertaining. There's plenty of parties or clubs to go to which you can find info about on flyers around school. There's also plenty of clubs you can join which are a lot of fun and you can make great friends. One of the old buildings in the school has floors where the classrooms were turned into club rooms with sofas and couches. So if you join a club you can spend your time there during your breaks.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is pretty bad not to mention expensive . Since the school is located in the city, if your looking for a good meal it'll cost you. You're better off packing your own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a few trains stops from the school. Their also pretty cheap. Located on downtown Manhattan.

    Academic Rigor

    GER classes are fair and really open up your mind to new ideas. Many people don't like the required classes but they were very interesting. Every other major in this school is fair but Biology and Chemistry are by far the most challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get into the school, make sure you do your best on your SAT's. Try and apply for a major with a lot of seats available because it will mean more competition for you if you are applying for a program with a few seats. A friend of mine had better grades than me but didn't get into Hunter because she applied with a nursing major and I applied for a Bio major. Before ending high school make sure you take four years of a language because even if you took three years your language credit will not go through and you will have to take a language again in College. If you are not a bio or chem major your time at Hunter will be enjoyable for the most part. Try and find classes that can fulfill more than one GER to get those classes out of the way quicker so you can focus on your major. There's plenty of clubs you can join to make friends. If you are having trouble in classes seek for advisers and free tutors. Your paying for your education, so you should take advantage of all the help the school is providing so you can get a good grade.

    In three sentences

    Registration for classes is huge hassle and stress. All classes are great, but Bio and chem classes are extremely hard and crowded. Too many students and not enough staff there to help guide students and answer questions.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    there are some but its not as big as campus schools

    Great for these types of students

    nursing students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not think there are any.

    What to do for fun

    central park is close by so on nice days it is a good place to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club if you want to make friends that last throughout college.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school with a lot of students. It is hard to make friends because it is a commuter school. Most of the professors are very understanding.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Pretty average greek life

    Great for these types of students

    Science focused or nursing

    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club.

    Food and Dining

    Really expensive food, byo.

    Academic Rigor

    It can get pretty intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never buy the books new.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is a big college. It has multiple campuses. The demographic is mainly female.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Use the gym that is included in your tuition and sneak into the piano rooms to play music.

    Food and Dining

    Come on, the cafeteria was actually closed in the 2012-2013 school year for rodent infestation.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely far from the main campus. Unless your a nursing major, you will be traveling between the two campuses often.

    Academic Rigor

    As previously mentioned, science classes are extremely difficult. A 100 introductory course is treated like a major 300 level class. The professor of the arts are wonderful and teach with a true passion

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to breeze by science classes. Also bring food from home that doesn't need to be heated up. The extensive library at Hunter will be your best friend.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College provides a strong education at a public school price. It is a commuter college so don't expect campus life to be any great. Food around here is expensive and the entire student body shares one microwave to heat up packed lunch.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I end school at 10 pm and I consider it pretty safe, there is always a security guard on the first floor and plenty of helpful adults on all other floors.

    Clubs and Activities

    Looking for a new hobby? Hunter clubs can help you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When spring time comes, its the best feeling to be able to go out to Central Park and study or catch up with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Manhattan is pretty much the campus for Hunter College, there are tons of inexpensive places to eat.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines on every floor of the West building although cafetria food can get a bit pricey, but Manhattan serves a great amount of affordable and delicious places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't dorm, but really wish I could. My friends tell me they have a blast dorming- the college experience they always dreamed of/

    Academic Rigor

    If you take notes and pay attention in class homework and test will be your friends.

    In three sentences

    Perfect school for outgoing, interactive, students who plan on achieving success in the city.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I lost my cell phone 5 times in the past 4 years and it was taken to lost and found every time.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't recommend joining any of the frats or sororities. They hang out too much and you are better off studying and just joining a regular club after school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are awesome! they have a huge queer student union and an Islamic group along with two Asian related groups. The Japanese Media and Culture club is one of the best. Come join and it could mean the first time that you experienced a Japanese Tea ceremony.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to study psychology, nursing, or political science. or interested in attending a CUNY that also has the best Japanese department out of all the CUNY colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education for the price you're paying is the best deal you can get.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the smoker's area outside.

    Food and Dining

    The food is horribly overpriced and the selection almost nonexistent.

    Dorm Life

    It okay.

    Academic Rigor

    The reading load is intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club. It will make you feel more a part of campus and encourage you to continue.

    In three sentences

    The social life can be dead for many. The girl bathroom sucks. The Japanese department is the best.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Turnstiles at each entrance so nobody gets in the school who isn't supposed to.

    Greek Life

    Only a couple of sororities/frats on campus. This is not a Greek life school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs that meet every Wednesday.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a lot of options for majors and are willing to work for their degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This isn't a very unified school. I don't know of any popular traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a fraction of cost of private universities.

    What to do for fun

    You're in Manhattan, so there are loads of things to do. Just not necessarily through Hunter.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on the 3rd floor, but it's expensive for what you get.

    Dorm Life

    There is only one dorm (Brookdale) that houses 600 students. Hunter has around 20,000 students in total.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty of class ranges in each department.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for the college experience this is not your school. This is a commuter university and it can be difficult to socialize.

    In three sentences

    It's a great value for the money. It is located in the center of Manhattan and there are tons of classes to choose from.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CUNY has there own non armed security force and the NYPD 19th precinct as well as the fire department are literally across the street.

    Bang for the buck

    A very inexpensive state school with a fantastic reputation. Professors just want to teach in NYC and usually NYU and Columbia don't have open positions, this school attracts the best Professors and students.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City, if you can think it you can find it.

    Food and Dining

    Almost cart type food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense no nonsense, the students here are here to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be on top of your paper work and applicant deadlines. The system is run by disgruntled government type employees who do not care to help you. If you submit something ask for the confirmation. Veterans, this school is great for us a large BAH rating and a great Vet representative and support community.

    In three sentences

    The professors are great and seem to thoroughly enjoy there work. The facilities are in a constant state of despair and the building itself is under major construction. Still the school has been standing since 1870 so a little mess here and there wont effect a student form enjoying their time.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It has all around security who will be there to assist you when you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs for pretty much everything you can think of. If a club you want does not exist, you can create one.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a CUNY, it is already cheaper than most other schools. In addition, there are financial aids and multiple scholarships available as well as programs to help pay you for college. With education as rigorous as higher status college, Hunter is definitely bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    It is located in the center of the city. As long as you have an unlimited Metro Card, you can go anywhere and still be back in time for class. If you don't have an unlimited Metro card, we have Central Park. A beautiful place to take a stroll to, when one is too stressed out.

    Food and Dining

    The only bad part. High price and bad taste. You are better off bringing your own food or buy it from outside the campus

    Dorm Life

    I have not yet dorm at Hunter, so I do not know

    Academic Rigor

    I am a science major, so it is ridiculously difficult, just like most other majors here. If you are looking to go to Medicine school or research or nursing, Hunter is great for that.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on coming to Hunter, come with a plan on succeeding. Although it is a CUNY, it is as tough as many SUNY and private colleges, due to its rigorous science courses. But it offers many different form of help for struggling students so no need to worry as long as you are willing to put in the work.

    In three sentences

    Although it appears as a small school, it has great diversity. With multiple major options, from science to literature, everyone can find what they want to study. In addition, the diversity allows students to gain hand on knowledge and expand cultural experience, while still living in New York City.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Undergraduate student body hosts everal events a year, one being the Spring concert where a celebrity performs for the school In the past Nas, NERD, Talib Kweli and Sean Paul have performed. Central Park is also 4 blocks away.

    Food and Dining

    Food is rather pricey at Hunter College, so is the neighborhood surrounding it. I encourage students to bring food from home.

    Dorm Life

    As a current Resident Assistant at the Hunter College brookdale dormitory I can say that the staff really makes an effort in reaching out to all individuals. We plan several fun events with free food every month. It is very affordable compared to all other living arrangements in Manhattan. The down side is that the Internet can be very slow between the hours of 10- 2am, but they are working on fixing the problem.

    Academic Rigor

    For science related courses most students find is very rigorous. For non science related courses, students can breath a little more easily, however you still have to put in work.

    Tips for prospective students

    My strongest advice is for student to get involved with either a club, athletic team, honor society or frat/ sorority. This is the best way to make friends at a commuter school.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is noticibly rich in diversity. It is a commuter school however so it can be a little hard to make meaningful friendships if you are not social or are involved in a team or club. Over all I give Hunter a 9 out of 10 because even though the professors at the school are mostly wonderful, it could use some extra funding on experienced professional administrative staff.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the amazing places around, go to central park, shopping on lex and 59th street.

    Food and Dining

    Definitely has some nice places right down lexington avenue.

    Dorm Life

    I dont know because I chose to live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose it depending on the major you want to pursue. It will be easier if you know what you want to do before you choose a college

    In three sentences

    The upper east side is definitely a good area. Love the place, the classmates and the professors.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    That's pretty good, there is a lot of security at Hunter. Not the north building however, pretty quiet on the upper floors. Seems like a very safe environment however.

    Greek Life

    No. They try. But no.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs that interest me. All according to your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Humanities majors. Not for math or natural science majors. These departments really seem disorganized and full of bureaucracy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    7th floor balcony is nice to eat at during the Spring.

    Bang for the buck

    It was a bang for a buck until tuition kept rising every year with the same looking school, same rats in the library, same underpaid adjuncts.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or there really is no social life at Hunter.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria was shut down a couple of times due to rats and much of the food is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Majority of this school is comprised of commuters.

    Academic Rigor

    For a disorganized and overcrowded college, they do offer some great interesting humanities classes. Of course they will not help you day you graduate but they can make a semester fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into majors such as psychology or sociology, Hunter is great. Hunter as well offers an entire major dedicated to Statistics. Just work hard and you may do fine, depending on the professor you have of course since there is no regulation in this school. Majority of professors are adjuncts so they are current students as well being exploited.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a good liberal arts college. With my 3 years of experience so far it seems to be very disorganized however and there is a lack of communication. Professors seem do as they please and it seems to me that no one cares. It's okay to have a Biology class overcrowded in an auditorium where the class average is a 30 out of a 100. It seems okay to the professors and to the heads of the departments.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, they are always prompting them in the halls.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive, but since its the city you don't have to eat in school.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, but do keep in mind that the dorm is like 5 traain station away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mange your time wisely and join a sport club in order to schedule your classes to your liking.

    In three sentences

    Hunter like many other places is like a roller coaster, it has its ups and its down, anything from the extremely large classrooms to the accessibility of the subway. Attending Hunter made it possible to maintain my part time job, but proved to be extremely difficult when participating in extra circular activities, Honestly, Hunter is what you make out it, the class are a little challenging, but nothing a little studying won't solve.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had to worry about safety in the school, although it's in the city. It's pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't apply to me. I have no idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    You'll never be bored. You'll always find something to do in the city, especially with a group of friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have unexpected events which serves free food sometimes..lol

    Bang for the buck

    What do you mean? You want to know how to hustle? You can always do work study inside of the college?

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities you can do since it's part of the busy area of the city. First of all, there's Central Park that's in walking distance from the college. There are endless restaurants and you'll always find a train near you, which can take you many places, such as Times Square, Bryant Park, Chinatown and more...

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat at school...

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get distracted! Always keep your mind in focus. Don't fall asleep in class and don't skip class. You'll regret it. In other words, manage your time very very wisely.

    In three sentences

    It's a good college if you prefer large classrooms. When I say large, I mean like 700-800 students in your classroom. This only concerns you if you're a science major though because the science classes are usually this big only.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is top priority and i do feel very safe when i am there.

    Great for these types of students

    Nutrition, Environmental Sciences, Public Health are some of the majors offered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lounge area, very quiet and peaceful to relax or study.

    Bang for the buck

    As we all know college can be very expensive, so this comes as no surprise to anyone. But in the long run it's worth every penny.

    Food and Dining

    Dining, there is a few to choose from nothing crazy to talk about.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work and time spent on studying pays off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you've made the decision to attend Hunter College, you are one step away from starting out on a path to a successful career that awaits you.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is very diverse university, enriching to the many lives that attend and have hopes in attending in the near future. Faculty and staff are very helpful and dedicated to help students in their success.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The college is in city so there is loads to do. There are many clubs in the college. Also sports.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten there yet. But, there are a lot of good restaurants around.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not dorming so I wouldn't know anything about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any classes yet. But, from what I've heard the teachers can be very strict or very nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep track of your CUNYfirst account and MyHunter, there is bound to be some sort of mess up. Get everything done as early as possible so you don't stress about it later. If you're confused just ask an adviser.

    In three sentences

    The campus is pretty huge and in the city which makes the view great. The staff is very helpful, you just have to ask them. The neighborhood seems very friendly.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I FEEL SAFE ON CAMPUS.

    Greek Life

    NOT SO BIG ON GREEK LIFE.IT EXISTS BUT IS NOT POPULAR.

    Clubs and Activities

    THE CLUBS RECRUIT EACH SEMESTER AND HAVE A LOT OF FUNDRAISERS, BAKE SALES.

    Great for these types of students

    ASIAN, WHITE, NOT A LOT OF BLACKS

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CAFETERIA, 3RD FLOOR & 7TH FLOOR HALL WAYS, WEST BUILDING TERRACE, EAST BUILDING TERRACE

    Bang for the buck

    USE VENDING MACHINES

    What to do for fun

    ZUMBA, SWIM, SPORTS TEAMS,COMPUTER LAB, WORKSHOPS, CARNIVALS.

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD IS YUMMY BUT EXPENSIVE.

    Dorm Life

    I DON'T DORM, I HARDLY KNOW PEOPLE THAT DO.

    Academic Rigor

    THE COURSE LOAD IS HEAVY BUT MANAGEABLE.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED, DON'T WORK AND GO TO SCHOOL YOU MISS OUT ON A LOT.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its in the middle of the Upper East Side, security is good. Can't enter the building without a onepass or a visitor's pass, so the building is fairly safe as well.

    Greek Life

    The greek club I suppose?

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally hundreds. Fencing club, sports team (including swimming), music performance groups, department honor groups and honor societies, all kinds of school newspapers for most majors. All different ethnic backgrounds have a club of their own, there are fraternities and sororities as well as the student government itself. There's even art groups such as pottery.

    Great for these types of students

    Highly academic driven, New York City commuters, liberal arts, pre-med (especially nursing, although both tracks very challenging), musicians or teachers of music. Excellent graduate student program for social workers.

    Bang for the buck

    Hunter college has the same quality as other 40,000 dollar a year private colleges wrapped up in a public college. Definitely worth the money

    What to do for fun

    Hunter has tons of free handball, tennis and other courts in the West building basement (even a weight training and yoga room) for all students. There are also a ton of clubs and extracurricular activities to join, such as the fencing or swimming team as well as plenty of classes themselves which can be fun (such as music performance, dance, photography, etc). Not to mention there are plenty of fun places near the campus, such as a movie theatre and central park!

    Food and Dining

    The food is extremely overpriced for low quality food. The vending machines are the only affordable food, and if you don't bring your own food you will quickly be trapped by its presence (and also explain the freshman 15, some may say). Highly recommended to bring your own food, but if you must, the food near Hunter College is slightly less expensive but much higher quality (Halal stands, chipotle, etc).

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are overpriced, and the more affordable brookdale dorms in lower Manhattan only have 612 rooms for over 22,000 students. Macaulay Honor and regular honor students are first priority which makes it nearly impossible for an average student to acquire affordable dorms. Most students who have been in dorms say it is average quality.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of Hunter college is moderate (unless your a part of its highly competitive but excellent nursing program), in which the majority of classes have clear professors and the work is easy as long as you pay attention in lecture and follow their instruction. Naturally, some majors are harder than others, and the biology department of hunter can be very challenging, though also very useful. Overall, as long as you work hard and do what your suppose to do, the work at Hunter College is not that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of business immediately if you decide to go to Hunter College. The freedom of the classes your allowed to take is wonderful, but is also time consuming and the longer you wait the less options you have, so register quickly at the start of each semester! The best advice for prospective students is to stay on top of things so your semester runs smoothly in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College may not have the best campus, nor the best curriculum for core credits, but definitely delivers if a good education is your primary concern. Most professors are good, some are even excellent, although every college has some bad professors. The social experience is difficult as it is made of commuters mostly, but there are some great programs at Hunter such as the music program which are definitely worth it if education is your primary concern.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food from the cafeteria is on the expensive side but thankfully there are a number of food vendors right on campus grounds, as well as numerous restaurants, diners, pizzerias, and fast food establishments within walking distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Since Hunter is for the majority a commuter school, dorm life is limited. Most of the dorms are located off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor ranges in Hunter College, and can vary from professor to professor. Some professors are able to effectively teach and challenge you without a work overload, whereas some professors think other wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and find a tenured professor, someone who can act almost as a mentor to you. It can be difficult to form a lasting and professional relationship with professors in the school. Another piece of advice is to make sure they have a general idea of what they want to study.

    In three sentences

    Conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan, Hunter College is a wonderful part of the CUNY school system. It offers a wide variety of degree programs and the student body is overall welcoming and friendly. The only problem is class registration since this is a school with some 20,000 students and classes can fill up almost immediately.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Big city for people with money, if you're not rich or have a job you'll not survive

    Tips for prospective students

    ask questions even if you know the answer

    In three sentences

    Registration is designed to challenge the most patient of people. The college is like a wall but full of microcracks that doesn't impede on the function of the wall but still is not perfect.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join clubs. study abroad

    Tips for prospective students

    its great school for science major

    In three sentences

    love this college

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Various activities or just hang out with friends!

    Food and Dining

    Hunter doesn't have the best food. Who am I kidding? It's terrible!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm...

    Academic Rigor

    Hunter core requirements are kind of a pain, but it keeps you on your toes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a large, public school, then Hunter is for you! Just don'eat the food. It's located in Manhattan, so it won't be too hard to find a nice place to eat.

    In three sentences

    I love the diversity in both people and classes, although you can get lost very easily because of the size of the campus. I also don't like the fact that you are placed in a class because of one test, example the math placement. It's a nice college, but I wish I went somewhere smaller.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never been fond of security guards, but they are all over hunter. Cops usually circle the area alot and the station is practically apart of the building. So dont worry much the campus and school are very secure, but use common sense no matter how secure a place is the best security system in the world is your instincts if you dont feel safe move in groups and always keep your phone on and charged.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs that will help you i class are there just for fun or will help you get into opportunities that look great on a resume. Club rooms are always open and there is always something to do.

    What to do for fun

    Look online you are in Manhattan. There are several clubs in the school. Activities are available every day on the walls of the school students like to post them up. You will get discounts for activities in the area like 90 percent of discounts. There are many parks surrounding the school. There is so much to do you will probably have problems choosing.

    Food and Dining

    I will not tell the food is great, but it is acceptable. If you do not like the dorm food you can always buy food from the outside.

    Dorm Life

    Well your in Manhattan there is so much to do you probably would not even be able to choose. I tell you look online for activities in the area and the Dorm is not that far from the school. So you could take a stroll through central park if you decide to walk to school.

    Academic Rigor

    It truly depends on the teacher you get. Which is why it is important to always look at rate my professor before you take a class and if you end up in that sad situation when you have to take a specific teacher. Make friends in the class and talk to the professor more often than not they will sit down and help you with your troubles.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with a class ask for help. If you ask the teachers are nice enough to help you and sit down with you. If you do not want to meet a teacher or TA there are many free resources like math centers, psychology centers, even science centers that can help.

    In three sentences

    There are many activities in the area and the school gives alot of discounts for these activities. If you are having difficulty with a class there are specific service centers for each subject, which is why I give Hunter College 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe for the most part, since everybody who's here is mature-minded and come to school to study and make something of their education. It's not uncommon for people to ask complete strangers to watch their laptops and phone while their away to the bathroom.

    Greek Life

    We have a few fraternities here and there, but there not as popular as they are in other places.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list in this box (we have 17,000 students!) A few I can mention however is the choir club, religious organizations, internships, and yes: ATHLETICS!

    Great for these types of students

    This is the place for you if you're: realistic, hard-working, mature, and outgoing! I'm not here to say that this is a perfect place, personally I would have loved to dorm at a campus oriented school, but I have no problem making do with what I have here. Hunter is what you make of it; You can either complain and throw a tantrum at its congestion, ugly campus, and food, or you can find the good in it and make the next few years amazing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I've only been here for a month as a freshman so I can't clarify on that aspect. But I sure hope I find something in the future!

    Bang for the buck

    This is a premier highlight for Hunter. Total cost of attendance hovers around 6000 per year. Our professors are really passionate in what they do and see to it that their students are enlightened as much as possible. The resources are endless as we have an entire 10 story building dedicated to being a library , free math and writing tutoring center, as well as numerous scholarship and study abroad programs. Many of our alumni has established themselves in distinguished fields just as much as their peers who went to more pricey schools and that in itself is tantamount to the quality of a Hunter education.

    What to do for fun

    The basement floor has a physical center and a gymnasium for those looking to play a whole range of sports. As mentioned before however, this is a commuter school so you're going to have be creative in what you do for fun. That won't be hard to do , since you're already in Mid-Manhattan and two blocks away from Central Park itself.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, although the main complaint I have is that it's terribly overpriced. Fortunately there are great vendors and restaurants around the area. And if you want to a place to eat, Hunter offers large and spacious dining areas and cafes (there's one with a wall-mounted computer on each booth!).

    Dorm Life

    There's not much I can say about that given that only 200 out of 17000 kids dorm here. But even if you don't dorm in this school, you'll always find something to do during your breaks. And events are always happening left and right from many organizations. This includes concerts, sports competitions, and even talent shows!

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is generally moderate, but can reach enormous peaks during midterms and finals. This is a very science oriented school, so your classes will naturally try to push you out of your comfort zone. Hunter is not the place to slack off and underestimate your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The reality is that Hunter is not your traditional campus school. It's a commuting place, where many kids come to study then go home, so you're going to have to try harder to find your niche and form relationships. Fortunately, the positive energy and clubs this school offers is a haven for students looking to find their place and form connections.

    In three sentences

    The college population is extremely diverse and vibrant. The vast array of programs and classes are endless. And the best part is that despite the low tuition, you get quite a bang for your buck!

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe place

    Clubs and Activities

    Many Many clubs to chose from!! There is even a Tango club

    Great for these types of students

    For students who are looking for diversity and many interests.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the balcony! The view from the balconies is amazing! You get to see the whole city. Join clubs and groups that organize parties and fun events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, and has a great variety, going form sushi to pizza and french fries.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot judge, because I have not stayed at a dorm. But from what I have heard, it is great.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends on the professor you get, and the program you are in. If you chose to take a class with a challenging professor, the class will be hard, but you will learn. The science classes at Hunter are said to be extremely rigorous. I would advise you to chose your professor prior to choosing the class, and according to the reviews, chose the one who suits your learning style best.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are undecided about your major, explore the diversity of classes, and speak to a counselor or adviser. Try to join the groups and clubs that interest you, to meet other people who share your interests. Take entertaining classes for your electives (painting, chorus, yoga).

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a great and diverse college. It gives you the opportunity to explore the are that interests you personally, thanks to the variety of majors offered. It also has great programs such as Early/Adolescent Education, Psychology, and Pre-Nursing.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Overall its the best CUNY out of the entire CUNY school system. It is a very crowded and diverse school. The liberal arts program is great. There are many resources made available to students.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Every club seems to meet at the same time, on the same day, so it's hard to be part of more than one.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at Hunter. There is also a gym, a pool, and events for issues you may be passionate about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check out a professor online before you sign up for a class. It's okay if you don't buy books- the library has all you need (except math online codes). Don't procrastinate papers. Use all the resources available when it comes to needing extra help.

    In three sentences

    Hunter CUNY contains a diverse population of students and faculty. Class sizes are relatively small, and many opportunities can be attained through offered events. The genetics and anthropology departments are especially amazing, as well as the famed nursing program.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's New York City. Whatever your little heart desires.

    Food and Dining

    Theres a limited selection of items and they are insanely overpriced, most people here rather starve. Also the cafeteria was closed down once bc it got an F.

    Dorm Life

    Not much is available but there is SOMETHING available. This is mainly a commute college.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to put in a tremendous amount of work in this school to receive high grades. There is no getting by you either do great or get eaten.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to this school if you're willing to put in work. The amount of work assigned here is not for the faint of heart.

    In three sentences

    This school is rough around the edges but it's necessary in order to give students the incentive to graduate as soon as possible. You generate thick skin being at this school since you have to fend for yourself. Every class teaches you the necessary skills to move forward in life, there is no half assing.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Central Park , which is like our campus. or join a club or just relax with your friends while you wait tfor your next class

    Food and Dining

    Horrible. Don't eat in here

    Dorm Life

    I don't sleep at the hunter dorm

    Academic Rigor

    the best! all professor are excellent! , they know their stuff, they are real professionals. the classes are great and you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't eat in the cafeteria Do everything on time Make sure to check your professors on ratemyprofessor before registering.

    In three sentences

    Great professors, they are all very helpful and passionate at what they teach. Building is too old though, the campus is horrible. so far it has been easy for me to keep up with all my assignments because of the help i have gotten from the professors and the writing center tutors.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Hunter administration is inefficient and does not care for its welfare of students academic career. The customer service is beyond bad. Majority of students aren't extraordinarily bright. This school lacks community.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Hunter college has one of the best safety policies I have seen. No one can get through the turnstiles without a valid student or staff ID. If they can't find their ID they need to be signed in with a photo ID. All entrances have a uniformed security guard.

    Greek Life

    There are a few sororities and fraternities. They are not well known on campus and they do not own property (no frat houses).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at this school, like at most schools. In my experience some clubs can be cliquey if you don't know anyone there. There are several magazine clubs and activist clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter College is best for students majoring in education of science. Those two majors are what this school is known for, so they will fit in well. Hunter College is good for commuter students living in the area who are looking to graduate with minimal student loans.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hunter College is located in the safest neighborhood of all the CUNY schools. It is in close proximity to Madison avenue, a generally upscale area. It is also 3 avenues from Central Park.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is highly reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    Since Hunter college is so close to central park, it is nice to walk around that area. The Hunter Activity Fair happens twice a year in the theme of a carnival. There is a lot of free food, but not all the clubs have stands. I think this is one of the most fun events at Hunter, and it allows for a lot of socialization.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food at this school is unappetizing. One of the few times I was in the dining hall I saw a rat run across the room. Fortunately there are several dining places close to the college, some of which offer discounts for Hunter students.

    Dorm Life

    This depends where you dorm. While many Hunter students commute, others live in the limited Hunter College dorms or other dorm services/multi-university college dorms. I lived in a multi university college dorm that Hunter College recommended to me. It is very pricey but it made my college experience worth it for the semester that I attended Hunter College.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is challenging. Science classes here are particularly rigorous. Professors don't always take attendance and put a lot of individual responsibility on the student to manage how much time they put into studying. Many of the teachers here are part time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to commute at a low price, go for it. If you are looking to move to New York City for an NYC experience, the best way to get that experience while attending this school will be with your dorm mates at one of the multi-university dorms, rather than with people you meet at the school.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is more of a commuter school than I thought it would be. It is very ethnically diverse. Hunter College is well priced yet very disorganized.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Very intense academic rigor which challenges the mind and pushes you forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I would say would be not to let your shyness get in the way of getting to know someone new. You never know who's help you're going to need in the future.

    In three sentences

    This college opens up your options in the real world. The faculty packed with many helpful professors who look forward to helping you. This place makes me feel like I'm not alone!

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of security guards, carry your ID. And great area!!

    Greek Life

    Rush Alpha Epsilon Pi... great fraternity...im part of it!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Some around hunter throws an event every now and again!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking to travel a lot... big commuter school...prime location

    Bang for the buck

    Not very expensive and texts book are about as cheap as they get.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends! Join clubs, many are available! Volunteer in nearby hospital.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not to expensive! But its also not the best! Go for the breakfast better than the lunch.

    Academic Rigor

    If you take the right professor they will teach you very well! The exams will be hard!! But you will be more prepared for future exams; GRE, MCAT, DATS, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great professors! Useless staff! Advisors don't help much! Make friends they can help during times of duress.

    In three sentences

    The finical aid staff is not very helpful. On the other hand the science professor's are extremely nice and helpful. Moreover Hunter College is very clean.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria does not have a grand variety of food, but more food is always a walking distance away.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are of course very important and valued to the students of Hunter College. There is always extra help if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be around a lot of different people at all times, and to work hard!

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is an extremely diverse school, so friends are always easy to make. Academically it is great thanks to the always knowledgable professors. Its location on the upper east side makes the local atmosphere never dull.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    There are several fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of ways to get involved. Make sure to attend the club fair at the beginning of the year, and sign up for any clubs that you're interested in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 7th floor glass bridge is great to hang out on with your friends or to just sit by yourself and enjoy the beauty of Manhattan

    Bang for the buck

    It's a public college so you will get a good education for a small amount of money.

    What to do for fun

    At Hunter: - Clubs - Sports - Hanging out with friends on the three bridges that connect buildings In the area: - Shopping at 59th St and Lexington Ave - Restaurants to eat in throughout the area - Movie theaters

    Food and Dining

    The food at Hunter's cafeteria is expensive, and there aren't a lot of options offered. Many students choose to get food from restaurants in the area although that can be expensive because the school is located on the Upper East Side. Students also bring food from home. There are a few microwaves that students can use in the building.

    Dorm Life

    Hunter has three sets of dorms in Manhattan. I don't live in a dorm, but I've heard they vary in quality. All of the dorms are a short train ride away from Hunter's main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    We are one of the top CUNY schools, and we are known for our strong academics. The sciences here are particularly rigorous, but you will learn a lot if you work hard and reach out to your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Start looking for internships/volunteer opportunities early. Contact the Career Services for assistance. - Fill out the FAFSA every year. Make sure you're financial aid information is correct. - Develop good relationships with your professors. They've been through what you are going through and can offer lots of good advice. They're also a great source for recommendations for various programs and/or grad school. - Since we are a commuter school, it may seem to difficult to make friends at first. Make the effort to reach out to people in your classes.

    In three sentences

    There's a lot of diversity here because people come from all over the country and world. We have some highly intelligent and inspirational professors. You can make a lot friends if you reach out to people in your classes.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to private universities around such as Fordham, NYU and Columbia... Hunter's tuition is great, but unfortunately rising. At the moment it's a little bit more than $3000 (with the technology fee and others).

    What to do for fun

    Central park is only a few blocks away as is Bloomingdales, H&M and Urban Outfitters and many many others (if you like to shop). Metropolitan Museum as well as others are not too far away and Hunter offers discounted tickets to performances as well! Definitely join Clubs and get involved. Hunter offers lots of clubs and gives students opportunities to start their own!

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is good but I tend to be pricey; has good sushi, sandwiches, coffee, soups, salads, deep fried things such as hashbrowns and curly fries, cereal, bagels and prepared hot meals..amongst others. There are lots of vending machines on every floor all over the school. If you don't like school food or want something different there are a lot of of places to eat outside such as Chipotle, McDonalds and a lot of sandwich places as well as really cute bakeries! Multiple Starbucks locations really close. David's tea is also only a few blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are located on the Brookdale Campus. Since Hunters in the city, social life takes place mostly outside the dorms. Dorms are limited and not everyone get's one; Macaulay Honors students get priority and then everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the humanities classes are fair but that still depends on the professor. The in-demand majors such as biology or chemistry for instance (popular among pre-med students) are very challenging. Do not underestimate the sciences at Hunter because it is a CUNY, the sciences (eg biology) and nursing are very hard and that's probably an understatement. Nevertheless, the demand exceed the number of seats so some students don't get an opportunity to take the required classes for their major when they want to and may have to wait until next semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since it has so many students, it can be hard to reach the departments via phone and if coming in person the lines tend to be huge during times of deadlines so be prepared to be more independent (for high school seniors) to figure everything out and try to get issues resolved early when others aren't trying to do the same thing. The same applies for classes so make sure to never procrastinate in picking potential classes as they tend to close up quickly but getting many of the classes you want, from experience, is realistic. Enroll in the Block Program (for first time freshman), it's really helpful and I definitely recommend it. I suggest you taken AP courses in high school so you can not only save money but time! As for the language requirement..take four years of foreign language... I really wish my adviser would have told me that in high school. It may be intimidating at first but you'll definitely get the hang of it!

    In three sentences

    Overall a good school with opportunities. It has it's flaws but for the price (which is unfortunately rising), it is pretty good! The location is nice and overall so is the school!

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a fine institution for the Pre-Medical Sciences. I have learned a lot and I am excited about the potential opportunities. Hunter College is great.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to get accepted, go if you like the programs here

    In three sentences

    Very good school although you get what you pay for! Take advantage of the cheap opportunity to get a great education. Always remember to advocate for yourself because no one else will here!

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Completely, utterly, and totally safe! There are turnstiles at the front of every building and at the library. There are alert security guards at every entrance and at every exit. Visitors always need a pass from the front desk to enter in the building. There's no possible way to enter the building without ID or permission, so all the buildings and floors are secured.

    Bang for the buck

    All my other friends are paying a lot LESS than I am. I'm only paying around $2,500 per semester. From my experience so far, I can say I am completely satisfied with paying this amount and if the tuition ever increases, I actually would not mind paying at all. My professors and all the students I know make it all worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    During breaks, you could always walk to Central Park. Go out with your friends to eat or talk somewhere. Lexington Avenue is FILLED with places to relax, eat, shop, and enjoy yourself. If you joined a club, you could visit the club rooms and take part in the activities they have. Go to the library and take out a book. Read something. The computer labs are open for most of the day, so you can always do something on the computer.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very well cooked. I've never seen anything raw, under-cooked, moldy, etc. It would be better if the food was better priced, but for the amount they give and for what they offer, it's okay. There are two cafeterias. The largest cafeteria needs more maintenance in terms of sanitation. The smaller cafeteria is a lot more comfortable and cleaner, but they should offer more space to sit and eat. Overall, I wouldn't mind eating in the CUNY Hunter cafeterias, but going out to eat would be more ideal.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot say much about dorms because most people at CUNY Hunter commute. However, some of my friends have told me that the dorms are located in a nice area. It's not easy trying to find one as most students are in a hurry to find the best possible rooms. It is easier to make friends because you live with the same roommates for a long while.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are very willing to learn and are always pushing themselves to be at the top of the class. They're always trying to fight for the top spot in grades and take their work seriously. However, as the semester progresses, some students (not all) lose interest in their work and begin to slack off. Professors are always willing to get the lesson finished. If the student doesn't understand or needs help, they are always available. There are also multiple other resources to use/attend to if the professor is unavailable. Unfortunately, if the lectures or lessons are not finished within the given class time, teachers can do little to nothing about it. It's only up to the student to study and learn the rest of the material in order to finish learning everything by the end of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    CUNY Hunter is a commuter school, meaning that most students that attend classes don't dorm, but commute to class. Making friends may be a bit difficult, but it also helps students to be more social and more open to everyone around them. If you have a question, research the answer. Go find an available office and ask them. This also goes along with finding deadlines. Do not wait to hear the answer from someone else. When trying to find answers about financial aid or tuition, always go to the Bursar Office or Financial Aid office as soon as they open. Take your classes very seriously. You should always aim for the top scores in the class. This way, as you head through your college career, things will be easier to understand and work through. Challenge yourself and focus on what's really important. Don't come in late for a lecture class. Not only will you miss information, but you'll have difficulty finding a seat. It'll be uncomfortable to sit on the floor for the whole time. I recommend to come to class at least 5-10 minutes earlier. Leave your cell phone on vibrate, silent, or turn it off. It's tempting to look at it and use apps, but in the end, you'll be lost, stuck on homework, and spend much more time on doing work for classes. Try to join clubs that you find most interesting. This way, you can make more friends and can even write it on your application when going to graduate school.

    In three sentences

    If you chose your professors wisely, do your work, and study hard, then CUNY Hunter will be the best place for you. CUNY Hunter had students who are very competitive and intelligent, which creates a greater study environment in the library and challenges students to excel and go beyond their limits. All classes, no matter the size or amount of credits given, are always worth exploring because of the information they offer and the skills that they teach.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus security around the school and is relatively safe. In order to gain access to school you must have a college ID in order to swipe through. Even if you do forget it, you can obtain a pass at the front desk with a reason.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and extracurricular activities that I would like to join, but I am unable to because I have very limited free time. Being a full time student and also tutoring at Eureka Learning center can be quite demanding. With any free time, I usually spend time studying at the library and even if I can spare some time for myself, I like to go to weight room and work out until some of the stress is gone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In warmer temperatures, students are allowed to go on the balcony roof located on the north building on the 8th floor. Feeling the cool air while sitting near the potted greenery can be quite liberating.

    What to do for fun

    If you can find the extracurricular schedules, it's nice to go to one of the musical symphonies that are offered to Hunter College students for free. Listening to classical symphony can be quite relaxing prior to studying for exams. I also like to take a stroll though Central Park, since it is relatively close to school.

    Food and Dining

    You can buy food from the cafeteria but it is quite expensive for typical junk food. There are other food options you can choose from outside of school.

    Dorm Life

    It is not necessary for me to dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Hunter College is known for its science classes, so if you do decide to major I'm a sconce major, like I have done, be prepared to get the upper advantage. Seat availability in most science classes are very limited. Also, there are prerequisites that you must take prior to registering for those classes. Keeping up with the class syllabus can be quite challenging as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage time more wisely because most college students are full time students and also have a full time job. It is a huge commitment you have to make in life.

    In three sentences

    Attending college in General is not like the experience you have in high school. It's a very rigorous and quite stressful experience. But you will learn and become more individualized.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Fruit vender is right in front of the school building. They and fresh, crunchy, and cheap!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to enjoy! You may find all kinds of clubs and events at Hunter. Outside? Hey, you are in the middle of the city and the Central Park is only three blocks away!!

    Food and Dining

    You can get pizza, fries, and Asian foods at the Cafeteria. However, It's too expensive with its moderate taste. If you are not that busy you might prefer to get out of school and go to a deli or restaurant around the school.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm is in Downtown so you need to travel by transportation like subways or buses. Since it is located in the city, the price is very high. No wonder why most of Hunter students live off cheaper boroughs like Bronx, Queens, or Brooklyn.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course it depends on what you study. Nursing program along with Biology courses at Hunter are ridiculously steep. So students in the field are the hardest. But generally, the School has a good atmosphere for studying and you can find anyone doing assignment, discussing everywhere at school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hunter recently got a great amount of donation and had renovated its library and computer labs. They are very well organized and convenient. Other than school facilities, you can easily access to great cafes and restaurants nearby school.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is placed in the center of Manhattan where the diverse ethnic groups around the world attend to. The school has cutting-edge facilities and most professors are very organized. I can't complain about the school overall!

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards at every entrance, and a student ID is required to enter the building (there are turnstiles). New York is a big city, so you just need to keep your wits about you, and you'll be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    It's one of the best tuition deals compared to the other schools located in Manhattan. To save money on textbooks, rent or get digital access.

    What to do for fun

    Hunter is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but with easy access to the rest of New York City. There is always something to do here, whether you like museums, concerts, sports, etc. There are also plenty of extracurricular opportunities available.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offerings are decent, if expensive, but so is the rest of Manhattan. There are coffee shops and food trucks in the surrounding streets.

    Dorm Life

    Very few of the students I know live in dorms; most people commute from throughout the city. The dorm facilities I have seen look fine.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the science classes I've taken have been challenging, and some have been extremely so. Professors are generally great and do their best to help students, but it helps to be focused and keep up on readings and assignments. In other departments, course quality can be hit or miss, depending on the instructor, but I've enjoyed pretty much every course I've taken. If you work hard, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hunter is a great place if you're self-motivated and driven. Advising can be hard to come by, so it's your responsibility to track your own course progress and read course descriptions to be sure that you're meeting any necessary requirements. It helps to be flexible when registering for popular classes; you may need to wait a semester or two to get in.

    In three sentences

    Hunter's course offerings are excellent, with a wide variety of topics and difficulty, and some truly excellent professors; their pre-health offerings in particular are stellar. Since there are so many students, you can get lost in the shuffle, but if you take responsibility for your education, it can be an amazing place. Its location in New York City is also a big draw.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Loads of campus officers.

    Greek Life

    Hunter College is very limited on Greek life. But, you are always welcome to attend events and check them out if you would like to join them!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hunter College have plenty of clubs you can check out. You always have an option to create your own club. It'll be a great plus on your transcript!

    Great for these types of students

    Hunter College students creates groups on facebook, you can always try to buy or sell your textbooks for a cheaper price or find groups such as Chemistry to ask questions about homework or chapter readings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Even though there are escalators and elevators in the school, it will get very crowded during the period of traveling from one class to another. We also have a building near Baruch College and in Harlem. So, you would have to travel to different locations for class depending what class you're planning to take!

    What to do for fun

    Definitely use the gym, since it's free why not use your break to exercise! You can also join clubs on Wednesday or browse around if you'd like to join the Greek life! Central park is also very close to Hunter college, take a stroll around the park or sit there and enjoy nature.

    Food and Dining

    Not everyone enjoy cafeteria food, but when it comes down to options you should always yelp your surroundings to see what is available for you.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't dorm yet. But, I have friends who have dorm. It's a great experience and you learn to be responsible. Meaning you have to do your own laundry, cook dinner and wake up on your own !

    Academic Rigor

    Your academic rigor depends on how well you're willing to accept the challenges are thrown at you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out the campus, or try to take a college now course at Hunter to see if you enjoy learning at Hunter. Also, if you have nothing to do during your break you can go to the library or walk to 59th Street to check out stores before you head back.

    In three sentences

    Hunter College is a diverse college that allows students to interact and meet new people everyday. This college is also known for their prestigious Nursing program, however, Hunter College also offers many classes in the Math and Sciences that can help those who are interested in Pre-Med and pursue their dreams.

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Reading books

    Food and Dining

    Excellent

    In three sentences

    This college have a good nursing program. Their school is pretty cool, have good facilities.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is here, just not the same as in an upstate or out of state. They also own club rooms, hold parties, and participate in charity funds/bakesales.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 150 clubs, and the opportunity to create their own clubs if the like.

    Bang for the buck

    CUNY Hunter has a very affordable price for the quality of education.

    What to do for fun

    There's Central Park if you enjoy being outside. There are also many clubrooms where one could also hang out. After hours, there is also a local bar where students can choose to visit.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and dining lounges in the school, but there are also many food/dining options outside as well. There is even a Chipotle a block away!

    Dorm Life

    CUNY Hunter is a vertical campus, so its not really known for dorm life. The dorm buildings are a few train stops away from the college, so you'll still have to deal with the commute, like most of the NYC population.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hit-and-miss; it depends on the dept. and professor. The science courses here are some of the hardest, however. So come to each class well prepared!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded! Be willing to try out, or even meet someone new. Sometimes the best, or the most interesting friendships happen in the most unlikely places. Try not to procrastinate! Also, try to be proactive, both in and out of the classroom. You have to take responsibility for yourself in college!

    In three sentences

    CUNY Hunter is a senior, or four year college, located in one of the best neighborhoods in NYC, the Upper East Side. Although Hunter has no quad, Central Park is conveniently close and transportation options are abundant. The city is your playground, making it one of the college's best perks.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Are there many options?

    Dorm Life

    I will not be needing this.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an overachiever so I will always keep up with my work. However, how are the professors?

    In three sentences

    I'm nervous and excited. I'm going for art. What's it like?

  • 05/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is only accessible if you have a Hunter or other CUNY ID since there are turnstiles used at every entrance. The library is also only accessible with a Hunter ID.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs to join from ASIA to the Japanese Media + Culture Club to Dumbledore's army. There are dozens of clubs to join and every fall there is a school club fair for you to see what club you want to join. There are also clubs for pre-med, pre-vet and pre-dental students as well as many other medical clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fall student week in which we celebrate the return of the students and the incoming freshman. There are games and free food as well as student ambassadors who are there to answer any question you may have.

    Bang for the buck

    Snacks at the Metro Drugs store on Lexington btw E 68 +69 st are cheaper than the vending machines plus you get 10% off for showing your Hunter ID. Mariella's has some of the best pizza and baked ziti on lexington and E 70th st. There is a Chipotle on 3rd ave and E 68th and a McDonalds on 1st ave. The MOMA museum is free for Hunter students so long as you bring your Hunter Id.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with friends in the cafeteria or if the day is nice, make your way to Central Park two blocks over. There's always heading into Midtown to shop and explore the area.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Hunter is pretty good overall but it is pricy. If you don't have time to go outside it is convenient. Bringing lunch from home is great option and there are microwaves on the 2nd floor in Hunter west in a small room behind the vending machines for student use.

    Dorm Life

    I have not dormed at Brookdale so I am not sure about how the dorms are. But if you decide to apply for dorms make sure to do it as soon as possible. It is a chace for you to meet fellow students at Hunter before you start your classes. You can have visitors stay over but they must have an ID and you are responsible for them.

    Academic Rigor

    Taking science classes like biology 100 and chemistry 102 are definitely no walk in the park so be prepare to dedicate a lot of time for both of these intro courses. Ask your classmates and teaching assistants for help and go to tutoring if you need it. The sooner you take these classes, the faster you can finish your pre-med track and/or bio major.

    Tips for prospective students

    The registration process is messy so feel free to ask advisors and especially upperclassmen for help since they have been through the process a couple of times. Although advisors recommend you take 12 credits you won 't graduate on time unless you take 15 credits a semester. But you can do that or take 12 credits and then take a summer or winter class to keep up. Never take more classes than you are able to handle. It is better to take 12 credits and earn A's and B's than 15 credits of C's.

    In three sentences

    Hunter is a great school for everyone. Be aware that as a freshman it may be tricky to get a hold of transitioning to a different grading system. Don't be afraid to ask your professors for help because they do want you to succeed.

  • 06/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe 24/7. Safe to pull an all-nighter during the finals.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are total fun clubs as well as very serious clubs!

    What to do for fun

    If you are girl, walk to 59th st and there you have it H&M, Bloomingdale's etc etc. Central park is like two blocks from hunter so that's a great hangout spot. Also there are a couple of restaurants and CHIPOTLE!! nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is a bit expensive but there is a large variety of food in there.

    Dorm Life

    Two of the dorm campuses are expensive but the Brookdale one is comparatively cheap but not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    College is HARD! You need to put in your efforts to get an A in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful about the classes you take and don't ever slack off. One F/ Credit No-Credit can completely change your future plans. Also you need to put in your effort to get whatever you want which applies to grades and all other student services you might need. Once you get to know the college you will like everything Hunter.

    In three sentences

    Hunter college is the for students who love the city life. The campus life is more or less spending time in the sky-bridge but its worth it. Professors are serious about their classes and so students better be serious about it too or else you will fail.

  • 06/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I usually go to the gym to workout.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and there are a variety of choices but it is very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not bad,

    Academic Rigor

    This college really tests the students and endurance.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that future students entering the college to not procrastinate and work hard.

    In three sentences

    This college really tests the limits of most students determination to succeed. This university really knows how to prepare students for the real world. This university is a popular university that leads students to succeed.

  • 08/15/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    swim, gym, events

    Food and Dining

    lots of food around the area just pricey

    Dorm Life

    only one dorm

    Academic Rigor

    sciences are tough

    Tips for prospective students

    join clubs/greek life

    In three sentences

    pretty great school, very diverse student body, always something to do