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An Urban Leader in Affordable Higher Education

Hunter College, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. Currently, over 22,000 students attend Hunter, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs of study. In addition to the myriad academic offerings in its prestigious School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College offers a wide breadth of programs within its preeminent Schools of Education, Nursing, Social Work, and Health Professions.

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Hunter College is famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself. For over 140 years, it has provided educational opportunities for women and minorities, and today, students from every walk of life and every corner of the world convene at Hunter in pursuit of the American Dream.

Hunter students are uniquely committed to their educations and their futures. Though the great majority hold jobs, most are the first in their families to attend college. Their level of academic and professional achievement is extraordinary. They are published authors, community activists, exhibited artists, and civic leaders. Many go on to top professional and graduate programs, winning Fulbright scholarships, Mellon fellowships, National Institutes of Health grants, and other rare and competitive honors.