New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College


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Eva
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently in my 5th year of undergraduate study (I've decided to pursue graduate school quite late in my undergraduate c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently in my 5th year of undergraduate study (I've decided to pursue graduate school quite late in my undergraduate career). Hunter lives up to the saying "you get what you pay for" in terms of the facilities; the main campus and nursing/physical therapy/dorm campus (Brookdale) are both old buildings. Some classrooms still seem to be in progress of painting, some chairs have loose seats/table tops, students have clever conversations written within the bathroom stalls, sometimes the rooms are a little too hot for a mild fall day and sometimes freezing for a slightly warmer spring day. It seems as though Hunter's budget for the lab classes are lacking. I've taken a biology lab class in BMCC and many chemistry a biology lab classes in Hunter at Brookdale, Hunter is lacking in finances for equipment considering the lab paraphernalia are outdated compared to the newer BMCC's labs. Hunter High School's students can also be found throughout Hunter College's main campus, adding to the high school-like atmosphere. The microwaves have gone missing again so no healthy meal prepped and home cooked lunches for now. I am hoping that they are either being repaired or the school is in-progress of buying a new fleet of microwaves. The trains are usually packed going to the Hunter College stop, each time period that classes are let out, you would have to wait for maybe 2 or 3 trains to pass-by before fitting on the train. That being said, Hunter is a blessing to motivated and intelligent academics of all ages due to its amazing price, faculty, and education. If extracurricular activity in schools is your thing, Hunter has a plethora of clubs, organizations, and weekly events for you to be a part of. One of the best parts about being located near the center of the city is the limitless activities you can find, "I'm bored" said no Hunter student ever. Whether you like walks in the park, eating, drinking, movies, theaters, galleries, fitness classes, shopping, arcades, board games and drinking, etc you can do it and probably even find a place to do it late into the night/early in the morning. If you are politically active, chances are, you will find a protest right outside of the Hunter West Building, whether it be a crowd of people or a crowd of post-its peacefully protesting Trump. Majority of the students in Hunter are very talented, very smart, and are driven to do something with their education. There are some who linger around the campus to make friends and some who go to class and go to work or home right after but everyone is friendly. The professors are professional, reliable, most teach well and challenge their students. As long as you meet them half way, you will learn plenty and your major professors and advisors will gladly help you find internships and give you mentorship. Lastly, there is a weightlifting room, fitness classes (yoga, zumba, spin), swimming pool, and other fitness facilities offered to students. I've been to a zumba class and I frequent the weight room, the classes are good. The weight lifting room has been revamped; there is more equipment and the layout accommodates more students. This semester, the gym is open in the mornings, closed from 1-4, and reopens from 4-9PM and you can get a good workout in either in the morning session or after 7:30 PM. One big benefit of being in a city, you can get to Hunter via bus or train (the 4,5,6,B,F,M,Q,R trains). Delicious food and coffee are all walking distance (Chipotle is a block away and Oren's Coffee/Birch Coffee/Gregory's Coffee are all within a 2 block radius). You can walk to Central Park if you have a long break between classes and chill or do your readings for classes. During finals week, the libraries do not close. Students can sleep in the library. It helps that they reconstructed the main floor and basement, adding many comfortable armchairs. The WIFI has gotten much much better, much much stronger and available throughout buildings (level 3 basement) There are beautiful "rooftop" gardens on the 8th floor of the North and West building. It is one of the best experiences of Hunter, drinking a cold brew while doing your homework on a sunny spring day on a roof overlooking the city. Lastly, thew views from the walkways/bridges connecting the North and West building has the most memorizing and unobstructed view along Lexington Avenue, from the North to the South of Manhattan. An art installment has been put up, thats nice but it partially blocks the view. There are pros and cons for every school and every student has different desires and expectations for their school. Hunter was not my first choice but it has grown on me such that I am now working hard to get into one of Hunter's highly competitive and coveted graduate programs.

Alba
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Hunter!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Hunter!

Alicia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school. Full of a lot activities to participate in, if you're interested. Also, some of the best advisors who tr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school. Full of a lot activities to participate in, if you're interested. Also, some of the best advisors who try to make sure you're on the right track, as well as professors who are fantastic at helping you or giving grace periods to catch up or take a breather from work loads. The only thing bad I would say is that if you receive financial aid, be sure to fight for your money. People that they hire in bursars seem to tell you one thing then another they have no idea what they are talking about. On top of that, they expect you to not know stuff. For example, they told me there's a lot I don't know of instead of actually explaining why I am not getting TAP. For that, that woman who is Mr. Ramirez's Assistant is a total dud.. She's the reason why the school wouldn't get a great rating from me.

Annakay
In Attendance for 3 years

Honestly Hunter could do a lot more for the students. Better advising. More professors who love what they do and actually car...

In Attendance for 3 years

Honestly Hunter could do a lot more for the students. Better advising. More professors who love what they do and actually care for their students. Access to more classes of different majors. Have activities that everyone can actually go to.. More food choices that are cheaper. More access to better resources. More printers or printers/copiers that actually work. More diversity and people of different cultures. Have workshops on political issues and racial issues so there aren't conflicts over ignorance over the two.

Yoko
You want the truth about Hunter College?

This is the toughest CUNY to get into, and for good reason. I have never met someone at Hunter in all of my classes, in all ...

You want the truth about Hunter College?

This is the toughest CUNY to get into, and for good reason. I have never met someone at Hunter in all of my classes, in all of my years, to not be fully engaged in the learning experience. While there are tons of clubs, groups, sports to join, free and fun (and food-filled) events to attend, there is also a place for those who just want to do "the school thing". If you want to just go to school to learn, This is the place that will foster that love of knowledge. It is also a place where, if you want, you can spread your wings, meet people, do things, but there is never any pressure either way. And there is always, always someone to commiserate with about how the escalators never work, the bathrooms and classrooms are falling apart, and where in the Library you can get away with sleeping overnight during finals week. Hunter can be for anyone, as long as you have an open mind and a thirst for learning.

Krystal
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

One thing i wish someone had told me about freshman year is to join as much clubs as possible and be social. When you're out ...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

One thing i wish someone had told me about freshman year is to join as much clubs as possible and be social. When you're out there doing things it can be more beneficial to you in the long run. Making friends and knowing more people can help you get many connections that will help you towards your career.

Regina
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The most popular student activities include some fraternities and sororities, certain sports like track and basketball, and clubs for dancing and entertainment.

Describe the students at your school.

The students are all fast-paced and knowledgeable.

Young
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for its affordable tuition, in other words, most bang for your buck school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for its affordable tuition, in other words, most bang for your buck school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is an entirely a new plane of field. Be all you can be. It just don't apply to U.S. Army anymore but to college prospects as well. The chances of your classmates know who you are are slim, and if they do. Let's say classmate B is from your highschool and exactly wasn't your pal, but that's okay. Classmate B is just one in a sixty or more depending on your college classroom environment. Therefore, Classmate B also is a foreigner in a universi-polis. And now you have the second chance to start over, make the first impression you wanted, the one that you wanted to be back in high school or a better you. So break the box around you, experience to the fullest of your capabilities both academically and non-academically. Meet new types of friends, sign up for a club, take classes that always interested you which is not related to your field of study; afterall, must you not forget why you are in college. From my experience, four-years go by quick and if you are not focued in school, you may risk another year in school...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who desires a campus life and be able to connect with other students outside of the class.

Cait
What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend Hunter College should be an idependant, autonomous and determined person who is set on t...

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend Hunter College should be an idependant, autonomous and determined person who is set on their goals. Hunter College had all the resources, aid and knowledge one could need, but the student must be ready to use and attain what is offered. A student who attends Hunter College should also be an open individual ready to communicate and engage in a friendly, diverse and unique New York City environment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I had the opportunity to go back and speak with myself as a high school student, I would have a lot to say. Primarily, my message would be to stay calm and take your time as you begin. I would emphasize this first because a lot of students, including myself, are too eager to excel and prove themselves in the beginning. In this way, you can easily lose focus on what is most important -- yourself and happiness. There is no sense stressing if you do not have too. Do not overwhelm yourself by taking on too many classes with heavy workloads. Be easy on yourself by taking what is required and performing your best within your means. I would also explain that independence and fun are exciting aspects of college life, but always put responsibility and health first. In addition, I would urge myself to save as much spending money as possible while in high school! I would tell myself to prepare for many nights eating ramen noodles and pizza. Finally, I would tell myself that what is to come will be a wonderful adventure and to expect plenty of new experiences that will change your world.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is dealing with Financial Aid. Unfortunatly, there is a lot of run around and waiting in lines to get through. The people who work in the department are exhausted and have very difficult jobs organizing and dealing with many students. As a student you must be patient, organized, ready with your information and prepared to follow their directions. If you stick with it, the difficulties will end, but it will be a hardship.

nicole
What's unique about your campus?

About Hunter? Nothing. Only possible thing? Close proximity to subway trains.

What's unique about your campus?

About Hunter? Nothing. Only possible thing? Close proximity to subway trains.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of necessary classes available and opened to allow students to graduate on time. The fact that transfer students have to wait to get into necessary classes which in reality is just a problem sparked by not having enough classes, as had been stated as the first most frustrating thing.

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