How Safe Is CUNY Hunter College

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You might not know it, but CUNY Hunter College was originally founded in 1870 as a women’s college making it one of the oldest public colleges in the United States. The school’s location in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is far removed from the rural schools we typically cover. Tree laden greens and intimate living quarters are traded for bustling traffic and tall buildings. There’s no denying it. New York City doesn’t fare well on statistics pages when it comes to crime. You might be wondering just how safe well studied Hawks are at Hunter. Surprisingly, crime is almost non existent here among students. How’s that for shaking up the plot? If...

The Best and Worst Professors at CUNY Hunter College

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CUNY, or the public university system in New York, is the largest urban university in the United States. One of its affiliated institutions is Hunter College located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Approximately 15,500 students attend the school of purple and gold, and it’s no surprise why. The university has spawned many successful alumni, from performing arts masters to government and scientific leaders. Undergraduates can select from 70 programs in pursuit of a BA or BS degree. In fact, notable publications like The Princeton Review and U.S.A. Today have praised Hunter College for its excellent academics. That’s due in no small part to a talented...

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending CUNY Hunter College

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I sat down with CUNY Hunter College student Daniel Mazzilli to talk about his experience at the school. In his third year at Hunter, Daniel is originally from Italy and transferred to CUNY from a university in Rome so he could pursue more diverse courses. He has a minor in Art History and is about to declare his major in Geography. Here is what Daniel wishes he had known before arriving at Hunter. 1. Friends are Seasonal As a city school, Hunter can’t have as cohesive of a campus culture as many private schools do. Students live all around New York City, so everyone has a unique experience commuting to and from school. Those who live in student housing are...