CUNY Hunter College Reviews
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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.
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.