CUNY Hunter College

Overview


Acceptance Rate
40%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1060 - 1260
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
Tuition & Fees
$14,372
Average Salary in 10 Years
$51,800

Note: 10 years after enrolling at CUNY Hunter College

CUNY Hunter College is located in New York, New York. It is a large public school part of the City University of New York system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 16,844 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive as the acceptance rate is 40.2%.

Popular majors include Psychology, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature/Letters, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Visual and Performing Arts. 52% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $39,300.

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About


🗺 695 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065
State New York
🌐www.hunter.cuny.edu

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
80%

Significantly more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


CUNY Hunter College has around 29,326 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 20% decide to enroll at CUNY Hunter College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 29,326 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 146 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 68 men.

CUNY Hunter College's acceptance rate is 40.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 40.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 40.2%.

Applicants


Who applies to CUNY Hunter College?
Number of Applicants
29,326
Number of Applicants per Spot
13
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Hunter College Acceptance Rate
40.2%
Getting in
Somewhat Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
40.1%
Female Acceptance Rate
40.2%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to CUNY Hunter College?
CUNY Hunter College Admissions Yield
20%
of accepted students choose to go to CUNY Hunter College
Male Admissions Yield
18%
Female Admissions Yield
21%

Application


Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements Recommendations not required

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
52%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
42%
Women Graduation Rate
58%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend CUNY Hunter College?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$7,887
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$14,372
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$22,660
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$15,270
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$11,598

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$123
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of CUNY Hunter College would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
57%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

CUNY Hunter College Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
12%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at CUNY Hunter College you can visit www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/finances/financial-aid.

CUNY Hunter College Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $22,660
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $15,270
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from CUNY Hunter College?

CUNY Hunter College students, on average, make $51,800 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from CUNY Hunter College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.1%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at CUNY Hunter College.
Median Earnings of Students from CUNY Hunter College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College.
Male Students: Average Earnings from CUNY Hunter College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College.
Female Students: Average Earnings from CUNY Hunter College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at CUNY Hunter College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend CUNY Hunter College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at CUNY Hunter College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.1x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at CUNY Hunter College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at CUNY Hunter College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
12
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$124,984
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at CUNY Hunter College?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
73%
Undergrads
16,844
Total Students
23,005
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
22%
Students over 25
21%
Student Median Household Income
$55,390
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
65%
of undergraduates
Men
35%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
More Women

CUNY Hunter College has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 54 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 186 women.

International Students
5%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at CUNY Hunter College
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at CUNY Hunter College study?
CUNY Hunter College Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at CUNY Hunter College are:

  1. Psychology
  2. Social Sciences
  3. English Language and Literature/Letters
  4. Health Professions and Related Programs
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 67% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at CUNY Hunter College?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
83%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
80%
Students Who Transfer Out of CUNY Hunter College
27%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

CUNY Hunter College has a retention rate of 83% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
1,871
11% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

CUNY Hunter College has around 1,871 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 11% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see CUNY Hunter College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in New York, New York


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
539
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
28
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in New York


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Undergrad Focus
SAT Score Range
ACT Score Range
Acceptance Rate
Male Acceptance Rate
Female Acceptance Rate
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Tuition, Fees & Housing
Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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