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Maria and Jackie talk about the diverse Hunter community.
Maria and Jackie talk about the diverse Hunter community.
On the 3rd Floor Bridge, an interview with our intern Irina, about social life at Hunter.
On the 3rd Floor Bridge, an interview with our intern Irina, about living in Hunter dorms.
On the 3rd Floor Bridge, an interview with our Hunter intern Irina, who is a psychology major
Interview with human rights major / film studies minor. Also, about the social spots around Hunter.
The Honors College lounge, with students studying.
Interview with Hunter’s Student Body President in the student government offices. He talks about his work at the school
A courtyard at Hunter, with students hanging out
A crossroads between classrooms, with escalators, in Hunter West
Outdoor interview with Ms. Morales. She is an older student at Hunter, who teaches high school.
Outdoor interview with a media major
Students studying on Hunter’s 8th Floor Balcony.
A view from the 8th floor balcony of Hunter of the Manhattan skyline.
On the 8th Floor, Hunter’s outdoor terraces
The bridge on the 7th Floor of Hunter West.
One of Hunter’s dining halls, connected to the cafeteria.
The entrance to Hunter’s library, and being turned away by a security guard.
Hunter’s computer portals, outside the 3rd floor walkway.
On the bridge between Hunter West and Hunter East, as part of Irina’s tour.
Beginning of the tour, outside Hunter’s West Building
The experiences I'll always remember at Hunter is sitting on the stairwell in the drama department, cramming for microbiolog...
The experiences I'll always remember at Hunter is sitting on the stairwell in the drama department, cramming for microbiology exams. Or relaxing with friends on the veranda in the West building on the eighth floor. Some professors hold classes out there during the summer, and it makes class fun that way. Students do complain about the bird-poop there. But they put covers now, so you can even sit out there during rain.
Hunter is a big school. Many races, ethnicities, religions, etc... If you are biased, you'll get a wake-up call at Hunter, because it is so diverse. People from small towns often experience cultural shock at first, but you get used to it. And you'll learn a lot about others and yourself this way.
If you like Manhattan and being on the go, Hunter is for you.
The first isn't true. If you're outgoing, you'll make friends. If not, it can be difficult. The food, though, isn't the best. And it's expensive.
In bio, no one really knows your name. These classes are very large. The academic requirements overall are alright, tolerable. Except, that you must declare a minor. Which sucks, because it wastes time and money.
If you're a guy, 70% of students are female. So, you're in luck. Social life is not very big at Hunter because it's a commuter school = education and personal life is separate. You come in, learn, and then go home to your life and friends. Also, you don't hear about fraternities and sororities. Maybe they exist, but I don't know about them.
It isn't sociable, the cafeteria food sucks.
when I tell people I go to hunter, they look down on me as i come from a well-to-do area where most people go to expensive, p...
when I tell people I go to hunter, they look down on me as i come from a well-to-do area where most people go to expensive, private, and ivy league-schools. I think we need more of a close-knit campus, get people invested, to know eachother. I think hunter is amazingly located and more classes should take advantage of that.
I think people are very segregated. I think people should run against goverment as there is no competition at all among students and so we only have one option, but since students are not involved the same group remains in govement and i think they are exclusive. there are too few men. most students are lower-middle class so have jobs and other pre-occupations on their mind. hunter is not a home, its an obligation. most are liberals to an extreme (for example, the socialist club) that has completley biased and misinformation.
The palestinian club has signs with swastikas on it. thats a hate crime and not free speech. it should be taken down now!
people are not stupid but they are often immigrants and do not know english well, have many jobs after school and arent invested in studying, go to get a degree not for the sake of learning.
the professors are mostly great, the students are no challenging however. students are not invested, competitive, involved. they usually seem bored, uninterested, or frustrated at being in classes. This gets better with upper level courses.
clubs are very segregated with minorities on the 3rd floor of thomas hunter... dorm rooms are not open because the doors are too heavy for that (can that be changed!) alot of things to do always, great organizing especially at the dorms
Students are stupid, poor, and uninvolved in school events.
Hunter is a very diverse school. As an international student, I feel extremely comfortable here. I've adapted well, thanks ...
Hunter is a very diverse school. As an international student, I feel extremely comfortable here. I've adapted well, thanks to the concideration of my professors and peers. I've made a ton of good friends from different parts of the world, not only Georgia. I even met my girlfriend, who is from Austria, here.
I don't think anyone would feel out of place here. This college is so diverse and is right in the center of Manhattan. You can't go wrong. Most students are middle class. Most just can't afford to go to the top notch universities, no matter how good their grades are (unless they get a scholarship somehow). With America in recession, I speculate that students are doing the smart thing here. Graduating from NYU $30,000 in debt and then not being able to find a job, like a few friends I know, is too risky for even those who can afford it. Especially for international students like me because you're pretty much on your own two feet.
Hunter is not all that bad. People are just busy and tired from being busy. Doesn't make us any less intelligent than those in private universities.
Not even close. There are many extremely intelligent individuals I've met here, especially in the medical fields (not saying there aren't smart ones in others). No one is careless. Everyone studies hard, and puts on and puts on a "mask". But underneath we're all very concerned about our course work and futures.
At Hunter, we're very competitive. It may not show on the face but, believe me, the drive is there. The academic requirements are a little tough though. The General Requirements can be really irritating because they take up so much time! And if you transfer from a college abroad, many of your credits could just transfer as electives...which stinks. Though, in some cases, you can appeal to have a class count for a requirement. Usually, they'll give in. Especially, if you're in something like French literature and you need to do two semesters of bio lab when you have already taken a semester at your other university. It just wouldn't make sense to do it again!
I don't know about many clubs. I just know there are some film clubs and groups (Russian, German, varied, etc..). I mostly go to the film nights, especially when there are French films playing, since French language is my minor. Also, theater is very popular. Plays are always being put on here. Oh yes, the drama club is VERY popular with film and theater majors. For some reason, I never hear about fraternities or sororities. I live in a dorm on the Brookdale Campus and people are not very crazy about parties. Sometimes I get a few friends over and we chill. My floor is boring I guess.
That the Hunter student body are somehow inferior to other students. That they are careless.
Hunter almost feel just just another HS, it's small for me ideal college but its located in the city so hey, what'd you expec...
Hunter almost feel just just another HS, it's small for me ideal college but its located in the city so hey, what'd you expect. I also like how the school is smack in the middle of EVERYTHING. There's a bookstore across the street, the shopping district isn't too far away, the park is right there near the school. Hunter college is in new york city- the center of the world. I'd like to see more interaction between the administration and the students, maybe the dean/president would like to visit randomly selected classes just to participate with the students. I don't even know the face of the person who runs this school. I spend most of my time in the library, it's nice and quiet, although i would occasionally fall asleep from the cold AC.
sometimes i feel like there really isn't much opportunity to make friends, mostly because you only get to see them for one or two classes, sometimes twice or once a week for an hour. and when that semester is over and you don't take the same classes with that person anymore and you move onto different students who eventually does the same thing. i met my friends because we had a block in our first semester, so we would be in the same classes everyday, we would see each other everyday, talking about the current classes etc. its a block where the students are working towards the same goal so its quite easy to befriend them.
I feel like the "general education requirement" wants students to learn-just for the sake of learning and be a well rounded individual. If the school wants us to work toward our future careers then those who wish to major in literature wouldn't need to take math or science based courses. Although i could care less about my history courses (required for GER) I sort of also like the information I'm learning. The credit's not really going to my still undecided major (i want to study science ) but it's still nice to learn about something outside of my major. most of my professors don't know my name, it's something that is both good and bad. the good thing would be since the professor knows my name and my face it would pressure me to learn. I would feel embarrassed if my professor hands me a bad grade and looks at me with a disappointed look. but then again that is also a bad thing, b/c maybe i don't want to feel pressured. class participation is uncommon, since most professors don't call on people to respond, usually the more opinionated kids take over the class, leaving people like me to doze off in the back, doodling and what not.
I'm currently involved in two japanese media clubs, both are about the same thing -watching anime or japanese drama.
I think Hunter could be bigger. The school could use a better physical activity program. The administration could reduce so...
I think Hunter could be bigger. The school could use a better physical activity program. The administration could reduce some of the paper work for clubs if not better explain how things work.
I think the student body is pretty diverse.
I think Hunter has a great faculty. I wouldn't really change much.
I know USG tries to make good events but we should have more collaboration amongst clubs.
Hunter Students are anti-social.
Way too many people. The escalators are becoming dangerous.
Way too many people. The escalators are becoming dangerous.
Very left...in a stupid uncritical way.
Not many care
Poor, working-class. Apathetic about the school.
I spend most of my time in the library on the campus or in the language lab. I was told that the old language lab was extreme...
I spend most of my time in the library on the campus or in the language lab. I was told that the old language lab was extremely disorganized and difficult to get into: there were long lines and not enough service. They have renovated it, and now it's the most comfortable and relaxing place in the college. Another quiet place is the upper floor of the library. It's very secluded, so you get a lot of privacy to study.
Students who have a problem being independent would have a hard time being at Hunter. Though it is social, you really need to rely on yourself to get anything done around here. Students are very politically active. Especially during student election time, because they decorate the hallways with various posters TELLING you to vote.
No. Even though Hunter has been described as socially isolating, I haven't felt this way since beginning. Yet this could be because many of my high school friends also are students at Hunter. Though Hunter is safe, it does not card students who enter the college. So, technically anyone can enter the building directly from the subway at any time. Usually security will notice shady characters and kick them out immediately. Yet I did see a homeless woman once entering the women?s bathroom in one of the buildings.
All of my professors know my name. Yet, academically, the general requirements are really a headache because many students are already geared toward a chosen profession, yet are forced to take unnecessary classes, such as, biology. Even if you are set on being a film major. Yet I think this could be a problem with CUNY. Not directly with Hunter itself.
Most of my friends are people that went to highschool with me and now go to Hunter. It's a little difficult making friends because everyone is so absorbed with their work and time seems to fly. Also, I am a freshman and it is only my second semester here.
The stereotypes about Hunter are that it's not a very social environment, and that it could be unsafe.
Not really. Even if most students do subscribe to a particular political ideology, they don't force it down people's throats ...
Not really. Even if most students do subscribe to a particular political ideology, they don't force it down people's throats the way some people believe. Also, while some classes have been easier than my high school classes, on the whole the school has really good academic programs, and the students here are, if anything, more motivated to do well than in other colleges.
We're all very liberal, socialist students, almost like the descendents of hippies. We're mostly women, very feminist, and hate Republicans. The school is really bad, with students who are not academically strong, and the curriculum in general is very easy
The one thing I'd change about Hunter is it's registration process, and times of classes. Many higher level classes are in th...
The one thing I'd change about Hunter is it's registration process, and times of classes. Many higher level classes are in the evening, and the schedule becomes tiring.
The best thing I like about Hunter is that it’s easy to get to and hard to miss. It’s right in the middle of 5th avenue, and the train station has an entrance directly into the school. The one thing I’d change is the security. Anyone can go into Hunter without getting checked for I.d. That could be a problem.
Students in Hunter are from all over the placee! Really, there are many international students, making this an especially diverse college.
Don't be deterred from choosing to go to Hunter just because it's a CUNY. This is a great college (especially in medical studies).
Yes, it's true. Signing up for classes (especially introductory courses) is really exhausting. The servers are very slow, so by the time you do get to sign up (after waiting for two hours!)your class is closed. And you?re left begging the professor to over tally you, or need to take the class at odd hours, such as the evening; creating uneven and long breaks.
The students in my field (biology) are very competitive, especially if they are opting for pre-med. This group is very tight; more than others, I would say, because of the time required for studying. We have study groups because the classes are so difficult, especially for those trying out for the nursing program.
There aren't that many. Maybe, that the registration process (ESims) is really tedious.
Hunter is very diverse, and most students interact with each other, regardless of ethnic/ religious differences. When it comes to discussing how much they'll earn one day, usually it's the opposite: how much we won't earn! unless you're i nthe medical field or law.
Hunter is a good school when you get used to the fast pace.
These stereotypes are not true. I?ve met wonderful people here at Hunter. I think this stereotype stems from the fact that most people are quick to leave after classes end
In some classes professors get to know your name, if the class is not too big. Most students I know don’t spend time with professors outside of class, unless they are assistants or grad students. Hunter’s academic requirements are a bit of a drag, but that extends to the CUNY system and the need for prerequisites that don’t concern your intended major. It’s better to get them done elsewhere and then transfer in. The education is geared toward learning AND getting a job. But the students I know in liberal arts worry they’re wasting their time learning for something they won’t find a job for!
You don't exactly hear about groups at Hunter. There are posters and fliers for different events stuck to the walls, but things just take place without the general body knowing about them . There are often bake sells in the middle of the hallways, or clubs trying to get members.
Many people think Hunter students are self-absorbed or, in general, unapproachable because they are always rushing.
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