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

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Hunter College provides an affordable option for obtaining a high quality education with many options for employment and research. The technology and administration is seriously lacking in support and investment and can cause significant frustration for students and faculty alike.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Hunter is listed a being one the top 10 social work graduate programs in the country.One of the pros regarding the MSW program at Hunter is primarily it's affordability. Person entering the social work field do not often make a lucrative salaries, as such good and affordable education is very important. Secondly, another pro regarding Hunter's program are the awesome faculty that provide real word experience and knowledge regarding the field. At present, i can not think of any cons regarding Hunter's Social Work program, as it has truly been an awesome experience for me and all that have been privileged to attend such a great program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is one of the most competitive Social Work schools in the City of New York making graduates from this program attractive to potential employers in different settings (from community-based organizations to clinical facilities) providing them higher career opportunities during and after completion of studies. Nonetheless, due to its rigorous curriculum and excellent opportunity to build experience on a field placement, it is nearly impossible to hold a job or create an income throughout the course of the program, making the cost of living a big financial burden. However, the financial aid is always available for any questions regarding affording this program. The fact that the Silberman School of Social Work has its own building, makes possible professor-student communication as well as student life. The classes are small, which in my opinion makes the whole experience much better. I love this program due to its commitment to make students agents of change in this fast-paced society!!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy the MSW program at Hunter. I feel the program is one go the best and is affordable.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Hunter is a great value. The programs are competitive because the cost is so low. There are literally the same professors who teach at Columbia, NYU, Fordham at a fraction of the cost. The downside is the logistical aspect. So you have to be proactive about any information you need, registering for classes, requirements for your program etc. they don't just provide it for you and things can slip through the cracks if you're not on top of it.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This school does not subscribe to banking education and encourages critical thinking.  A lot of things, such as transportation and internship requirement costs are out of pocket. Overall, this school is amazing for Social Work.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2015

Hunter College is a reputable, high quality and affordable school for graduate studies. They make it convenient by offering evening classes and are flexible with the length of time it takes to complete the program.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, the mental health counseling program has a great curriculum aimed at current issues, theories, as well as necessary counseling skills. It teaches upcoming counselors how to work with such a multicultural and diverse world. The campus is shared with undergraduate programs, but it located in the great location in Manhattan. The library and other campuses are being renovated, a bit slower than I would like but what has been done is great.There as several campuses to Hunter College on the east side but most classes are held at the main campus. The professors have a variety of experiences, and most are supervising or have their own practices. Everyone I have met in the program have been helpful with career ideas and tips. The tuition is much less than private schools. Their are events throughout the school so social life is 'okay' just because most people in the program have other responsibilities . That being said, it is a program that is just a bit more flexible than others with evening courses available for those who work full time. Workload is manageable, reading, responses and even an internship is required for the program. If you are interested I say do the research and speak with advisors to get a clear picture of the requirements, etc.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Silberman offers a rigorous academic curriculum, as well as an approach based on practice and field experience. The value you get for the costs of a CUNY Silberman education is incomparable.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The Silberman School of Social Work boasts a great diversity not only among its students, but among its professors as well. The staff are supportive and prompt in responses. They challenge students to reach deep and question not only their own ideas but also those of the professors and the literature. During high volume times, answers to emails can be slow, but this is expected of any program. Overall, the Silberman School is a great program that I would recommend to anyone considering social work.
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