CUNY Hunter College Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 22,993 (16,723 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 76% part-time, 24% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,758 in-state; $19,628 out-of-state
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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

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.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

Solid, inexpensive, hit-or-miss instruction
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

If you are a student who craves learning and doing so out of the box then this is the higher learning institution for you. Professors and staff are easily reached and eager to assist with any and all educational goals. That's just some of the main things that make Hunter so amazing!
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

It was a great value for the money. A lot of my social work professors at NYU and Columbia had gone to Hunter.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

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.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

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.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College has a strong tradition and reputation for social justice advocacy and social work in New York City. The program is divided into three methods (Clinical, Community Organizing, and Organizational Management & Leadership) Classes are then arranged by particular fields of practice or areas of social work like (immigration, child welfare, aging, etc.) offering a well balanced education that has you prepared to enter the field of social work. Adjusting to work at the graduate level has it's challenges, but everyone (faculty, staff, fellow students, and deans) is accessible and available to help you get the most out of your education.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The CUNY Hunter SBL/SDL post-master's program provided me with the basic needs to be a building or district leader in education. However, working my way through the CUNY system was a nightmare. There were different log-in names for everything and nothing was streamlined. I wasn't aware of degree requirements until right before graduation. If you are extremely responsible and stay on top of things, you will be fine.
1.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Worst decision of my entire life. Hunter's learning lab for the Dual Certification in General and Special Education is a SICK JOKE!!! Seriously DO NOT DO IT! look into other options because this program is absolutely brutal. The first year is not so bad and then you are thrown into Learning Lab and only earning 5 credits each semester to suffer for a whole year!
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2011

I attended Hunter Colleges Master in Public Health- Urban Public Health Program for 2 years from 2009-2012 and my experience was mostly rewarding. I had just graduated from a really expensive private undergraduate university with an amazing library, state of the art campus and labs and prestigious professors and I have to say that overall, my education at Hunter College was a better experience. First, in terms of accessibility on a scale of 1-10, this program scores about a 9. Cost wise, Hunter is a public university so it wont break the bank or put you in debt for over a decade. I paid almost $45,000 less a year attending Hunter than my private undergraduate university. My program advisor sought out students who were eligible for scholarships and encouraged them to apply. In this way, I was able to fund half my education costs through the scholarship and graduated with nearly no graduate school debt. My program was also accessible for working professional students so there were many night classes available and I was able to both work and study full-time. Oftentimes in universities, professors only do lectures and the majority of classes and interactions are with teaching assistants. This was NOT the case at this program. My highly qualified professors and dean were extremely accessible. They taught every class and were available readily by e-mail, telephone and in person. Another important positive aspect of the program was the community created by professors and my classmates. My classes were smaller and were oftentimes divided into group work and discussion. Instead of just lecturing for hours, most of my professors were very interactive and encouraged students to speak and ask questions. In this way, I found the academic community here to be nurturing and supportive. Overall, the diversity of my courses, the papers I had to write and presentations I had to make on a wide range of topics gave me the confidence to grasp and communicate the various fields within public health. For example, my Visual Media class taught me how to use creative mediums to communicate public health issues, to the point, quickly and with strong emphasis. My Grant Writing class taught me how to shape my project into a convincing and detailed proposal for possible funders. My Health Policy class opened up my perspectives on how societal systems and structures affect individual health and most importantly, how they can be changed if they are not serving the general good of the public. The classes and professors from this program built a systematic yet fluid framework of continuous inquiry, research and evaluation that has guided me throughout my public health career. It is one thing to learn about theories and history but it is another level to apply them into reality. The three classes that essentially prepared me for my career in public health were Community Health Assessment, Community Interventions and Community Organizing. Not only was I required to read a lot of literature and critically analyze it, these classes also demonstrated the importance of working in groups to develop projects. I learned that collaboration is critical in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Learning how to listen, compromise and work as a team in my coursework was and is invaluable for the work I do. The only con I had in my graduate experience at Hunter College was the outdated building classes were held in. However, they have since moved and built a brand-new campus in Harlem so that is no longer a moot point. I definitely recommend this program to people interested in getting a MPH degree. It is worth every penny.
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