CUNY Hunter College Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.8 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 116 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APTA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 22,918 (16,550 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 78% part-time, 22% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,438 in-state; $19,028 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

I felt that my college was an opportunity to concentrate greatly in a field of my study . Professor were ambitious and ensured we had an experiential learning experience .
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

I found Hunter College School of Social Work, know known as the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, to be a great environment for learning. There were amazing and knowledgeable professors who ensured that I received a quality education. The school also did a great job in admitting intelligent and thoughtful students - many of whom are currently my closet friends. I truly felt prepared to enter the social work profession following my graduation!
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

It's a decent college, very crowded. It feels like you're walking into an extended high school. It is very diverse. The professors are not that helpful. They only care about their job, getting out of the classroom. They are quite discouraging too.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Hunter College's Silberman School for Social Work is the place to be for future social workers! I've never experienced such an incredible, rich, and diverse campus with welcoming classmates and teachers in which you strive to be one day. You get to experience intimate relationships and long lasting connections through small classrooms and a required field placement. There wasn't one second I felt out of place in this environment, between the numerous on-campus clubs or activities. With remarkably low prices, I still find it hard to believe I get to experience all of this. It's definitely an opportunity no one should miss!
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The School Counseling program at Hunter College is extremely rigorous. I feel that with knowledgeable staff and intense course requirements such as a semester of practicum and two semesters of internship along with regular supervision, I will emerge from my program ready to take on any challenges that I will face as a counselor. Regarding the curriculum, I feel that I am consistently getting information that is relevant to this field and I am learning every aspect of what the field of school counseling entails. I believe that I am getting the best possible training at an affordable rate. The downsides of this program involves the very few financial aid options as well as course availability. It has been very difficult to hold a job that can work around a constantly changing schedule, and the consequence of that has been the struggle to pay for classes. However, I believe these sacrifices will be worth it when I finally have a career and can begin making differences in the lives of students.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Silberman School of Social Work of Hunter College teaches social work from an anti-oppressive lens. While the curriculum still can use adjustments to truly encompass this, overall the cost of the program can't be beat if you're committed to social justice and progressive work. East Harlem is a great setting for this type of program but more community relations and involvement should be incorporated into campus life and social networking.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: The staff are generally polite and knowledgeable in their field. Cons: The new CUNY academic excellence fee was very sudden and unexpected. I am disappointed that such a high fee is being put into place without any information having been given to graduate students in the program.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

As far as pros, the professors are very knowledgeable about the topics they are teaching, they are available to talk outside of class, and they find ways to make the class engaging. As far as cons, the program can be a little disorganized sometimes and it doesn't provide much information about where students can find ways to support themselves financially.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience at Hunter College has been absolutely fantastic. I find that the faculty is available to all students whenever they are needed and is able to present instruction in class to meet the direct needs of their students. Many of the classes at Hunter are hybrids, which are taught half online and half in the classroom. This works out great for me as I live about 40 minutes away and need to take mass transit after a full day of work for school. I also find the professors very facilitating when it comes to papers, due dates, and classes, based on individual needs. The only con that I can think of is that the campus is spread out in two separate locations, about 30 blocks apart. When making the schedule for the upcoming semester, students are usually unable to see the locations of the classes until right before they commence. Aside from this, I have come to love this institution and feel extremely comfortable leaving a great rating for it.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

Love this school, I completed my BSN and MS here. Because I had a low tuition I graduated free of loans.
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