CUNY Hunter College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (20)
Hunter College was a wonderful place for an undergraduate education. Graduation requirements include many courses outside of ones major to allow for a full and well rounded education. The classes are extremely difficult which makes the education that much more rewarding. Professors are usually very helpful with office hours and/or email responses if help is needed. Hunter also provides many resources for students who need extra help with all subjects. The only downside would be that some classes are very large in size and could be up to 600 students in a lecture hall. This requires a lot of independent study since the professors cant give individual attention to each student.
Some of Hunter's campus facilities are in desperate need of an upgrade, but the school is centrally located. The staff are often overwhelmed, but they are friendly and helpful. Most of the professors teach from a place of passion, which is a great environment to learn in. Definitely make sure to establish a good relationship with a counselor, this would have helped me avoid lots of wasted time and confusion when I was ready to graduate. Beware of your time management, because like the rest of the people on staff counselors have limited time and will not always be near their office.
I studied General Biology and Psychology at Hunter College, and these studies have prepared me for my future post- baccalaureate graduate studies that I will commence this summer at UCSF. Though most of the important science prerequisite courses were instructed at Hunter's assembly hall, I am confident that the knowledge that I have acquired in my undergraduate studies under the Biology and Psychology departments will prove themselves useful as I continue to move towards my goal of becoming a dental professional.
I am grateful that Cuny - Hunter College exists because I was able to go to college and get a degree without being in debt. However, their Cinema Studies program is lacking in current technology and does not have enough opportunity to focus on a specific skill set (editing major, directing major, etc.) You will learn the basics and get by. I do appreciate the diversity in the students - all ages, races and interests. Because it is a CUNY they are understanding of a lot of people's different financial backgrounds and situations. But because there are so many people, it is hard to get the individual attention you may get at a smaller school. I had no help finding a job after college and I feel that is the downfall for this college. I feel the school may be stronger in Nursing and Teaching programs.
The psychology program at CUNY Hunter College is an exceptional program. I learned how to read statistics and be able to apply it to a plethora of my studies. Additionally, I was able to learn how humans develop, learn, and grow. The psychology program at Hunter College gave me the tools to be able to emphasize and relate to a diverse group of individuals, because I was able to understand the development of humans, socially, biologically, and emotionally. I know that the psychology program has given me the tools to apply all that I have learned to my future studies in nursing, where I will be the caretaker of diverse populations and communities.
CUNY Hunter College is a jewel in terms of the course curriculum in psychology and support from career development staff. Psychology is a dedicated major and the proper support from your academic advisor and psychological department will help you achieve the degree you want to achieve. Taking advantage of these services to advance your career.
Hunter College has a very strong Biomedical Sciences Program. For all Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, it is a great place to obtain education if your goals are to go into Medical School, or work in the biomedical field. Professors are excellent and are able to answer all questions. The career development journey is simple thanks to various advisors who constantly work to help you build the best portfolio.
CUNY Hunter College provides a high quality education at an affordable price. I was thoroughly satisfied with my professors who were attentive and always willing to meet during office hours. They challenged me to analyze society from a variety of vantage points. They encouraged me to question the status quo, be open to views that differ from mine, and learn to form my own philosophies and theories. Hunter is also great because of the diversity of its student body. You share classrooms with people of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold very different religious and political views. I would say the one draw back of Hunter is the CUNY system itself. Administration is pretty slow in getting things done, especially Bursar. Other than that, I had an amazing four years at Hunter and graduated debt-free because of how affordable the tuition is.
I returned to college to finish my BA. I didn't realize I could just take the remaining 8 credits but had to take 21 more. A blessing in disguise. Changed my major from Art to Sociology. My professors were young and passionate about their subjects, they motivated me to want to go further to gain a MSW. Being located in a major city, the diversity in the school was phenomenal. The class subject caused conversations to be very personal and I gained insight into the lives and concerns of students from other regions of America, various countries, and ethnicities. Classes though large, were small enough to delve into sociological problems and concerns. I attended evening classes and found my classmates might have been more serious than day students, the majority were working and continuing their education after work. No small effort, most were A and B students. My professors were most helpful, making time to meet with me, tutor me, and giving advice to aid my classwork. The only disappointment was that upon graduation I felt I could not get a job in the helping services field without my Masters in Social Work. I would highly recommend Hunter College to any student considering this school.
Although many students are quick to disregard CUNY schools, Hunter College is definitely not a school that should be shrugged aside. Hunter College not only provides a wide range of coursework that will allow a student to learn from a multidisciplinary perspective, but also the services and staff (advisors, professors, etc.) provide both students and alumni with outstanding support that is hard to find just anywhere. For example, although some very specific classes require departmental permission to register for, almost all Hunter College courses can be registered for online. Classes are offered throughout the day and evening, giving students ample opportunity to work and still take the courses they need. Hunter College also has great libraries and online databases that will help students excel during their undergraduate career as well as beyond graduation, considering that these tools are still available to alumni free of charge. Additional support can be found through academic advisors and the Career Development Services center. Advisors are also available at a wide range of times and via email. They are very helpful when it comes to the various questions you may have along the way or if you just need advice regarding your academic path. Each department also has its own specialized advisors that can assist with questions specific to your major/minor. Additionally, the Career Development Services center helps students build their resumes, practice for interviews, and obtain jobs and internships. This service remains available to alumni free of charge as well. Outside of this wide range of support, the courses offered at Hunter are top notch. Not only will you definitely be able to find a field you're interested in, you will also be able to pursue more than one field and obtain honors is various ways. For example, there is a prestigious honors program called the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, which guides students in gaining a multidisciplinary education and offers special course work that will open your mind and expand your range of knowledge. There are also major-specific honors that can be obtain through various departments, such as Psychology Honors which can be obtained by writing a thesis paper via an internship placement. The coursework is challenging, but not overwhelming - as long as you stay on top of your studies and reach out for help when you need it, you will find that attending Hunter College is highly fulfilling. Hunter College provides you with all the tools you need to succeed and helps you overcome obstacles you may face, whether it's not knowing which courses to take or needing interview experience. As long as you utilize all that is available to you, you will conquer your undergraduate studies. Overall, the support and experience you will obtain throughout your undergraduate career at Hunter College is invaluable in preparing you for a future once you graduate - whether obtaining a job or pursing graduate school training - you will be ready to take the next step and have enough experience to be successful.