CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$3,170
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$871
$30k - $48k
$3,082
$48k - $75k
$7,752
$75k - $110k
$11,253
$110k+
$12,004
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,182
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$14,852
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,358
Books and Supplies
$1,364
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@hunter.cuny.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
94%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,039
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,044
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,192
Students receiving state aid
75%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,471
Students receiving federal aid
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,044
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,702,049

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
8%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,685
Students receiving federal loans
8%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,638
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,051
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$123

What Students Are Saying

3.24 Average Rating
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.
Oluwadara from Brentwood, NY
$2,500 for one semester. Enough said. =)
Freshmen at Hunter College
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!
Rebecca from Bethpage, NY
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!
Danielle from New York, NY
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.
Lauren from Hicksville, NY
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.
Jessica from BROOKLYN, NY
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).
Su from New York, NY
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.
Allison from Oswego, NY
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.
Cheyenne from Laurelton, NY
Extremely, extremely affordable compared to schools like NYU, PACE, and Columbia
Tracy from LAKE WORTH, FL

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