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Hunter College Data & Information Overview

2,684 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
40% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Hunter College Ranked?

#290 Best Colleges in Nation
#33 Best Colleges in NY
#220 Best for the Money in Nation
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2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Hunter College was awarded 2,684 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Hunter landed the #290 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Hunter held the #393 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Hunter also holds the #33 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Hunter College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hunter?

40% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
95% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hunter College is a competitive 40%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to Hunter submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hunter College  ( 580 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Hunter College  ( 590 to 690 )
Hunter received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Hunter College  ( 25 to 31 )

Learn more about Hunter College admissions.

Is Hunter College a Good Match for You?
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Hunter College Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
33% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Hunter College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hunter College is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hunter College

84% Freshmen Retention
28% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hunter College has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Hunter this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Hunter College.

Hunter College Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
75.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
64.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,943 undergraduates at Hunter with 13,753 being full-time and 4,190 being part-time.

How Much Does Hunter College Cost?

$2,158 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
$23,344 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Hunter is $2,158. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hunter

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$396 $2,135 $6,908 $9,436 $12,093

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hunter, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hunter, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $5,836 a year. That adds up to $23,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hunter is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Hunter Graduates Make?

$55,713 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hunter make around $55,713 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Hunter students since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Hunter College make the most money.

Location of Hunter College

New York State
13,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Hunter College is a public institution located in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Hunter are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4000

Hunter College Majors

66 Majors With Completions
3,597 Undergraduate Degrees
2,156 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Hunter College. Of these students, 3,597 received undergraduate degrees and 2,156 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 686 $27,951
Human Biology 485 $20,433
Sociology 246 $35,408
General English Literature 232 $30,382
Computer Science 210 $55,652
Nursing 193 $91,886
Communication & Media Studies 147 $32,241
General Biology 147 $20,235
Chemistry 132 $25,658
Economics 116 $36,329

Learn more about the majors offered at Hunter College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Hunter

99% Take At Least One Class Online
87% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 23,781 students took at least one online class at Hunter College. This is an increase from the 1,660 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 23,781 20,866
2018-2019 1,660 158
2017-2018 1,113 137
2016-2017 949 111
2015-2016 885 85

Learn more about online learning at Hunter College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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