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IPEDS ID: 190594
OPE ID: 00268900
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CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave, New York, New York 10065
General information:  (212) 772-4000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,019 (16,689 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty7221,235
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-74
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,146$1,179$1,248$1,2480.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,766$7,790$7,559$7,7482.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,361$10,900$11,902$13,55413.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,635$19,321$19,576$20,1813.1%
Off Campus$21,230$22,431$23,919$25,9878.6%
Off Campus with Family$9,827$10,532$10,948$11,3213.4%
On Campus$23,995$25,231$25,786$26,6913.5%
Off Campus$26,590$28,341$30,129$32,4977.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,187$16,442$17,158$17,8313.9%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,170
In-state fees$256
Out-of-state tuition$17,040
Out-of-state fees$256
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,33269%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,24665%$9,046,340$7,260
Federal grants95650%$4,638,889$4,852
Pell grants95550%$4,543,489$4,758
Other federal grants24413%$95,400$391
State/local government grant or scholarships1,08556%$3,851,739$3,550
Institutional grants or scholarships1146%$555,712$4,875
Student loan aid1638%$800,491$4,911
Federal student loans1638%$800,491$4,911
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,46651%$53,083,782$6,270
Pell grants6,84641%$29,845,006$4,359
Federal student loans2,68416%$16,793,178$6,257
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$7,291$7,641$7,518
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$2,870$4,866$4,698
$30,001 – $48,000$5,047$7,133$6,957
$48,001 – $75,000$9,259$10,724$10,893
$75,001 – $110,000$11,864$13,615$14,004
$110,001 and more$12,671$14,305$14,468
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or 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 for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment23,019
Undergraduate enrollment16,689
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,885
Graduate enrollment6,330
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 24%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 21%
Part-time: 79%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants30,75812,29218,466
Percent admitted30%30%30%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%20%23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520620
SAT Math540640
  • SAT scores are one way that students can demonstrate college readiness and proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Additional methods are New York State Regents Exams and CUNY Basic Skills Tests in reading, writing and mathematics. The SAT Writing Exam is not considered in CUNY's admission process.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 64%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
Transfer-out rate: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 51%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 41%
Female: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 54%
Black or African American: 53%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 51%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other12----
Latin American Studies0----
Women's Studies17----
Category total29----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General69290--
Category total69310--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Category total15337---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies1609---
Category total1609---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science31----
Category total31----
Bilingual and Multilingual Education----5
Biology Teacher Education-6--1
Chemistry Teacher Education-4---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-33---
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-71---
Earth Science Teacher Education-3---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-62---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-85---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs-2---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-88---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-21---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-91---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments----0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-23---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-6---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-10--1d
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented----19
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----38
Elementary Education and Teaching1209---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education937--1
Foreign Language Teacher Education-7---
French Language Teacher Education----3
Latin Teacher Education-5---
Mathematics Teacher Education1541--0
Music Teacher Education17---
Physics Teacher Education00---
Reading Teacher Education-49---
Social Studies Teacher Education418--1
Spanish Language Teacher Education-9--1
Special Education and Teaching, General-1---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-58---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-70---
Category total311,016--70d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-17---
English Language and Literature, General331----
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)-21---
Category total33138---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3133---
Category total3133---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature12----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General13----
Comparative Literature4----
French Language and Literature121---
German Language and Literature2----
Hebrew Language and Literature1----
Italian Language and Literature82---
Latin Language and Literature0----
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2----
Russian Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature248---
Category total8011---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-21---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist47----
Clinical Nurse Leader-15---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician----5
Environmental Health-0---
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-52---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-12-4-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-27---
Nursing Education----0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-1---
Physical Therapy/Therapist2----
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-19--4
Public Health Education and Promotion11----
Public Health, General-930--
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-23---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2126---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-14---
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-18---
Category total273301049
History, General623---
Category total623---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics-26---
Mathematics, General462---
Statistics, General2----
Category total4828---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies19----
Category total19----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies1----
Religion/Religious Studies7----
Category total24----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General61-0--
Physical Sciences, Other63----
Physics, General640--
Category total13040--
Educational Psychology-11---
Psychology, General68612---
Psychology, Other-6--2
Social Psychology----23
Category total68629--25
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General---1-
Public Administration---5-
Social Work-476---
Category total-476-6-
Social Sciences
Economics, General7513---
Political Science and Government, General110----
Urban Studies/Affairs1868---
Category total469118--10
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2822---
Dance, General18----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3910---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies59----
Fine/Studio Arts, General7929---
Music History, Literature, and Theory-12---
Music Performance, General27----
Playwriting and Screenwriting-4---
Category total25077---
Grand total2,8762,211010114
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined5145
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1976 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1999 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health9/12/1972 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations044
Liquor law violations001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate5.3%4.5%3.9%
Number in default1077469
Number in repayment2,0051,6371,753
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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