Hunter College
#180 Overall Influence#1193 Desirability Rank

Hunter College

University in New York City

Hunter College, one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), was founded in 1870 as a women’s “normal school” (teacher-training college). The college began admitting males in 1946.

Hunter College’s main campus is located in Manhattan at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, on the Upper East Side. In addition, there are two satellite locations: The Silberman School of Social Work Building, located at Third Avenue and East 118th Street in East Harlem; and the Brookdale Campus, located at East 25th Street and First Avenue in Lower Manhattan.

Hunter College offers 70 programs leading to the bachelor’s degree, 10 bachelor’s-master’s joint degree programs, and 75 graduate programs. Hunter College’s most popular programs are those in psychology and other social sciences.

Hunter College’s Center for Online Learning enrolls more than 1,000 full-time and part-time students.

Hunter College is associated with two Nobel laureates, both for physiology or medicine: Rosalyn Sussman Yallow and Gertrude B. Elion.

Other distinguished Hunter College connected individuals include the following:

Hunter College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

Hunter College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, a public university in New York City. The college offers studies in more than one hundred undergraduate and postgraduate fields across five schools. It also administers Hunter College High School and Hunter College Elementary School.

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695 Park Ave, New York NY 10065

What is Hunter College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

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Social Work
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Political Science
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Earth Sciences
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Computer Science
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Religious Studies

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Criminal Justice
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Influential People

Who are Hunter College's Most influential alumni?

Hunter College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Literature, and Nursing. Hunter College’s most academically influential people include Audre Lorde, Eugenie Clark, and Sonia Sanchez.

Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde

Writer and activist

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Eugenie Clark
Eugenie Clark

American ichthyologist

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Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez

Poet, playwright and activist

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Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs

American broadcaster

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Gertrude B. Elion
Gertrude B. Elion

American biochemist and pharmacologist

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Esther Lederberg
Esther Lederberg

American microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics

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Mildred Dresselhaus
Mildred Dresselhaus

American physicist

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Paule Marshall


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Pauli Murray
Pauli Murray

American writer, activist and lawyer

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Lucy Dawidowicz
Lucy Dawidowicz

Writer, historian

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Mildred Cohn
Mildred Cohn

American biochemist

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Soia Mentschikoff
Soia Mentschikoff

American lawyer and academic

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