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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,440 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
28,510 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
59.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
928 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at CUNY Hunter College is $6,330, which is $661 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $13,440, which is 212% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,936 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,201.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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CUNY Hunter College received 28,510 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.67% annual growth. Out of those 28,510 applicants, 10,801 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.9% acceptance rate.

There were 22,993 students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in 2016, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Hunter College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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CUNY Hunter College has a total enrollment of 22,993 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Hunter College is 13,697 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,296. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Hunter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.6% White, 27% Hispanic or Latino, 21.4% Asian, 11.6% Black or African American, 1.86% Two or More Races, 0.43% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%), followed by Asian Female (9.4%) and White Female (7.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.63%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.2%) and White Male (0.69%).

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In 2016, 2,691 more women than men graduated from CUNY Hunter College. The majority of students graduating from CUNY Hunter College are White. These 2,274 graduates mean that there were 1.79 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,268 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at CUNY Hunter College is General Psychology with 781 graduates, followed by General English Language & Literature with 324 graduates and Sociology with 195 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at CUNY Hunter College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is English, with 342 graduates, followed by Public Administration and Social Service with 523 graduates and Psychology with 857 graduates.


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CUNY Hunter College has an endowment valued at nearly $99M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $356,315 (0.36%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, CUNY Hunter College had a total expenditure of $373M. Of that $373M, they spent $183M on salaries and $69.1M on benefits.

CUNY Hunter College employs 299 Professors, 223 Associate professors, and 120 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Hunter College are Male Professors (150), Female Professors (149), and Male Associate professors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Hunter College are: Service, with 207 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 188 employees, and Management with 147 employees.



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