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Hunter College

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



Hunter offers master's programs in nursing, nutrition, biomedical laboratory management, accounting, education, speech-language pathology and all the liberal arts, plus a number of accelerated and advanced certificate programs. Talented students from around the world apply to Hunter's master's programs in the fine arts, including creative writing, studio art, integrated media arts and playwriting.

Hunter became a PhD-granting institution in 2008, when it was authorized to offer, jointly with the CUNY Graduate Center, doctoral degrees in biology, biochemistry, and physics. Hunter is also home to world-renowned research centers, including the Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR), the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro), and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity.


At Hunter, learning and creativity blend together at the college's many research centers and institutes.

Our faculty, engaged in cutting edge and high-tech research, are well known for their scholarly pursuits and have been repeatedly recognized for their contributions to advancing basic and translational knowledge. Whether it is on the neural basis of stress and resilience, spatial information about resilient urban development, the material origins of subjects of 18th century paintings, and solutions to today's policy problems and tomorrow's societal concerns, research and outputs are being conducted and generated right here at Hunter.


Every semester, we offer a wide variety of events such as career fairs, career panels and workshops, on-campus employer interviews, and information sessions. Please return to this page for more information about upcoming events.

Jobs and internships are available through our job search system CareerHunter. We encourage you to visit us often, in person and online, beginning in your freshman year and continuing through senior year and graduation. See how we can help!

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Policies and Forms
    Academic Dismissal Appeal Form [pdf]
  • AccessABILITY (students with disabilities)
  • Admissions - Undergraduate
  • Admission - Graduate
  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Behavioral Response Team
  • Career Development Services
  • Center for Student Achievement
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Counseling & Wellness Services
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Financial Aid
  • The Hunter Gatherer (news and events)
  • International Students Office
  • Living@Hunter (Residence Life)
  • Office of Advising
  • Pre-Business Advising
  • Pre-Health Advising
  • Pre-Law Advising
  • Student Affairs Scholarships
  • Student Activities
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Elections
  • Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center
  • Student Life
  • Student Veteran Advising

Library services

Hunter OneSearch lets you search in one place for: CUNY library catalog; a massive index of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers; and unique digital content from the library.

Student Life

Campus life

Student life at Hunter is exceptionally vibrant. Students govern more than 100 clubs and organizations, compete in championship athletic events, contribute to four student publications, and participate in leadership programs. We help prepare our students to be life-long learners and leaders.

Sports facilities

Hunter's comprehensive, competitive Athletics program includes 18 championship-winning athletic teams. The Hunter Hawks compete at the NCAA Division III level as a member of the CUNY Athletic Conference. They also provide a variety of recreational opportunities (such as fitness classes, activites, gyms, equipment and swimming pool) that contribute to the physical, social, and overall wellbeing of all members of the campus community.

Student clubs

From the Academia Literaria to the West African Dance Club, student clubs represent a broad range of interests on campus. Other students may share your interests and may have already started a club. If not, currently registered Hunter students can charter a new club to share their interests and sponsor activities with like-minded fellow students.


The programs of Hunter College are registered by the Regents of the State of New York. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Individual programs are recognized and accredited by their national bodies. These are: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation; the Council on Social Work Education; the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; the Planning Accreditation Board; the Council on Rehabilitation Education; the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND); the American Physical Therapy Association.

Student Reviews

Great Resources; Lacks Maintenance
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
This college is relatively cheap when compared to other colleges located in New York City and there are many amazing professors who teach here however it lacks adequate manteinance. The dorms are really shabby and campus repairs are a constant botheration.

Manhattan, New York, United States