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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

31,030

Acceptance

36%

Graduation Rate

53%

Median SAT Score

1240

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,730

Fees (in-state)

$452

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$51,800

Employed

86%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

19K

Under-Grads

14K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

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.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#58 World Rank #29 USA Rank
Literature
#36 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Social Work
#145 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Philosophy
#101 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Anthropology
#122 World Rank #67 USA Rank
History
#88 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Nursing
#110 World Rank #73 USA Rank
Education
#120 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Political Science
#221 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Mathematics
#208 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Economics
#188 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Psychology
#334 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Physics
#313 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Chemistry
#262 World Rank #117 USA Rank
Sociology
#297 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Biology
#176 World Rank #139 USA Rank
Communications
#292 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Medical
#467 World Rank #152 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#372 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Computer Science
#508 World Rank #251 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#159 World Rank #118 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#215 World Rank #153 USA Rank
Business
#249 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Law
#477 World Rank #182 USA Rank
Engineering

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

Novelist

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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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