CUNY Hunter College Reviews

  • 112 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,332
82% of 112 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 112 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

James A Ruiz
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2023
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school is not worthy of a future applicant's time. All Staff aside from Professors do not respect students' time or money spent within the program. These behaviors would be illustrated in the following ways. - Students were forced to sign agreements that they could not read the terms of service. - Field Placement Staff would not disclose anything regarding the field placement, only that you would "have better choices next year" and that students should "live with the placements they got". - Placing Students in field sites that they were not equipped for or on the track that they were studying under (Multiple Clinical Students were placed in community organizing settings and Community Organizing Students in Clinical Settings. Community Organizing Students didn't take community Clinical Classes and vice versa). - Neglect toward student's field placement resulted in many students starting late which impacted work hours, losing money for those who chose to drop out, and (in some cases) graduation time frame. Neglect would include signing affiliation agreements months after enrollment for the program had started knowing that they could take months to process these legal documents. - Failed to communicate with students regarding field placement information by "passing the buck" onto other field placement staff and not communicating to students when they would be unable to answer. Because of these reasons, future MSW students should look for other programs that respect students' time and money for attending what should be a "prestigious program"."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2021
  • Degree: ESL
"It’s affordable and gives you the degree you need for the field. There were a handful of professors that were truly inspiring passionate experts. But for the most part the staff is incredibly disconnected from reality, condescending and are not knowledgeable at all."
Brian B
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"The quality of education is top notch, and those of us who live in the city pay an obscenely low price. I did my Masters here and couldnt be happier with the education that I received. Professors were amazing and some are cutting edge leaders in their field. This school will not hold your hand, so its not recommended for people who cant self motivate. Their admin department can be challenged at times, so always best to deal with them early and long before any due dates. The school is well recognized and carries a great reputation, and Im using it to apply for doctorate programs now. Highly recommend. With the price of education at astronomical levels, Hunterss value is one of the best in the country."
Mariya Shtuchko
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Hunter is an incredible school. I believe that Hunter really prepared me for graduate school. The science classes in Hunter are very rigorous and intense teaching students how to think in many different ways. Students definitely have to work hard but it does pay off. High recommend Hunter as an undergraduate program especially if youre going into the medical field."
James Ramsawmy
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"Hunter College was a great school to attend when I attended in 2013. The professors and overall campus atmosphere presented as welcoming. I originally started my degree studies majoring in Nursing but due to personal issues I had to change my degree to Sociology. The Nursing program was very competitive but its rigor most definitely was intentional and prepared my friends for the programs that were to follow after their undergraduate studies. The classes under my Sociology degree were very fair classes. Many of the professors I encountered while at Hunter College were helpful not reasonable people. If I were to identify an area that needed further development while I attended Hunter College, it would would be the financial aide office. I was not always best supported during my visits but I also feel like they needed better support internally to cater to the amount of students they had to process."
Bronce Perez Matos
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Publicly available education is one of the great transformative agents of the past few decades. Free or affordable college education enabled many individuals to obtain degrees and enter new workforce strata. The City University of New York Hunter College (Hunter) is a public college with 150 years of experience educating and inspiring students. Hunter faculty are accessible and take the time to encourage their students. Hunter also has a great reputation within the City of New York. I greatly enjoyed my time at Hunter College and to this day faculty are just a phone call away for encouragement. However, the college is not as well known internationally or outside of New York and the career support office did not offer as many connections or opportunities outside of New York."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"I did the community organizing/C.O. track at Silberman and regret it. All of my C.O. classes were taught by adjuncts, and a lot of them seemed like they had a chip on their shoulder (CUNY treats their adjuncts badly). Many of my professors did not return my assignments or even grade them, and many provided me with little to no feedback, especially the C.O. prof's. The material was often presented in a disorganized fashion, and there was a lot of evident carelessness. There are some good teachers, but for the amount of debt I'll have, I'm pretty upset. The financial aid office is also awful--just keep calling at different times until someone picks up that sounds competent. If you're interested in C.O., don't bother coming here--you can learn the same material in community groups for free from people who are passionate about the material."
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"I attended Silberman School of Social Work for the MSW and graduated in 2017. My experience was disappointing. Unless you already have previous professional experience as a NYC social worker, be careful about what you are getting into and what types of jobs are available upon graduation, as many require unsafe offsite visits and extensive travel. As for the degree itself--number one, the tuition has gone up a lot in recent years, although it is still more affordable than most private schools. Number two, this school does almost nothing to prepare you for a career in social work. The focus is on the anti-oppression lens, and you will get a very good education in terms of understanding oppression and social work theory. However, that being said--I had a very firm grasp of these concepts before I attended and it felt like repeat information for me. The most relevant, hands-on experience you will receive from your degree will be from the internships. Other than that, the school does not prepare you for what to expect after graduating, as there is no practical assistance in terms of career or options. You will not have much say in your internship placements and they may or may NOT lead to a job. Be careful when dealing with this school because honestly, it felt like they took my money and had very little to show for it. They are extremely short-staffed, and you will not receive much personal attention from your field placement officer. Basically, it's up to you to take matters into your own hands if you want to get pointed in the right direction. You will need to do research ahead of time and figure out the exact internship you want and demand it. Just know what you want, and understand what you are getting into ahead of time."
Nadia Martinez
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The classes were challenging and thought-provoking. Some of the classes offered were also very interesting such as 18th Century Women Writers and Latino Communities in NYC. After a boring day at work, I would get a second wind after attending a class after work which only strengthened my resolve to continue my education. Going back to school while working full-time was probably one of the best times of my life. I enjoyed every minute of it. Not to say that it was easy breezy because I felt they expected my A-game which is why I was fully committed."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Silberman at Hunter, is a great school if you are looking for a clinical heavy social work foundation with real hands-on experience, for an affordable cost. The school has other Social Work sub-fields but is very clinical focused, slowly expanding into the community organizing and Administrative aspects of Social Work. The school also teaches you the importance of advocacy (inclduing self advocacy). The tenured professors are really experts in their respective fields and can provide a range of knowledge outside the literature."
Jason Forsyth
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Solid, inexpensive, hit-or-miss instruction"
Robert Balina
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Hunter College is a diverse, immersive, and influential school. Even though it is very crowded and makes scheduling classes a bit hard, it provides resources that every student needs, from the numerous floors of its library to the great Career Development Services it has. Since it is in the heart of New York City, everyday trends such as fashion, news and politics have a big impact on the College. Professors and students in every major and class are able to relate to each other and are able to discuss about everything that is going on in the world. For example, when the events of Occupy Wall Street came about, the College banded together to try and give the message for the people. The school does and will have a big influence on you, not just as a student but as a human being. One thing I would like to see improve at Hunter College is the addition of more classes and space for their Science programs. In my experience, being one student out of the other six hundred in the class can be very daunting, distracting, and distant. The crowdedness of the school is one of only a few factors that I criticize. But overall, I believe other students, especially from other parts of our world, can have a pleasant experience at Hunter College."
Alyssa Viggiano
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"It was a great value for the money. A lot of my social work professors at NYU and Columbia had gone to Hunter."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"Specifically for the School Counseling program, the professors are all knowledgeable, passionate and committed to the field. Hunter College offers a great school counseling program. Hunter College graduates get a job soon after obtaining their degree/certification."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: English
"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."
Karolina B
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Angela P
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I completed a combined BA/MA degree in Biology at Hunter College. I worked at the laboratory of Dr.D. F., which was an excellent learning opportunity. Dr. F. lab specializes is cancer signaling and boasts over 100 publications over 30 years. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of such a prestigious lab, while the tuition at Hunter is very reasonable."
Amanda Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
"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."
Elizabeth Cruz
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."