CUNY Hunter College Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.8 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 114 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • 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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

The school has outstanding faculty staff that provide great guidance and work experience to their students that help them reach their professional goals in the field of social work.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

My professors and advisors are genuinely interested in having us succeed. The classes and overall material are relevant and practical for the program. Students are provided with multiple opportunities for hands-on teaching experience. The overall environment is a supportive one that allows a free exchange of ideas. Additionally, employment opportunities are frequently provided to students. The main drawback for me about this program is that not enough evening classes are offered at varying times. The majority of the classes are offered at 5pm which can pose a problem if you have a standard 9-5 schedule. However, with respect to quality of education and cost, this program is excellent.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The Social Work program at Hunter College is one of the most competitive in the country. The professors are experts in the field and have an immense amount of knowledge to impart on their students. The staff at the school are always ready and willing to help students and do so in a gracious manner. It is also one of the most affordable graduate programs in the area, making it much easier for its graduates to develop themselves as professionals without having major financial burdens.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty at Silberman School of Social Work is one of the most outstanding aspects of this program. Their experiences help bring theories to life, and their passion is so invigorating that I have been moved to explore beyond my initial interests in this field. The first year of the program involves a lot of self-reflection, and helps to build a critical foundation for working with people. Many of the assigned readings have been instrumental to the work that I have done with clients that I saw throughout the year. The program uses an anti-oppressive lens to focus on various populations and learning this has forever changed my perspective for building relationships. A downside of this program, for some, can be the internship experience. This is not entirely the fault of SSW and it should be acknowledged that social work programs across NYC are competing to place their students in the field. Some students may not receive adequate field instruction. This is a crucial part to the learning. I had an amazing internship experience with valuable supervision however this varies according to the agency. My recommendation would be to advocate for onself by becoming familiar with the field contract and keeping open communication with the field offices at SSW.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Because I also have my son in college the college expense is a bit too much at this time, but it is the best I can do.More scholarships should be available to students with families. My school is at the side of the hospital I work with so commuting is to and from school is just the same as getting to and from work. The professors are highly qualified intellectually and in their field of practice and they do their best to transfer that knowledge.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Hunter has a great framework that they teach to the students. When you first think about social work ; you immediately think clinical practice and helping others. I love the fact the Hunter teaches us how to practice from an Anti-Oppressive framework. When learning how to practice from this framework it will change how the clinician works with the client. The cons of Hunter are the clinical practice lab. They are over crowded and they need to be more structured.
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2011

The classes were interesting, and taught me a lot about statistics and health research, but job prospects aren't good if you don't have significant public health experience.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the program offers a well rounded faculty and overall program. It's applicable for many different types of students on different career paths and most importantly- the value is incredible. Very affordable way to get a Graduate education.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

very professional faculties and great program; however, it's hard to find scholarships for international students.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program are that the faculty that teach have worked in the field. What you learn in the classroom you will see out in field placement. A con about this program is the seats available to prospective students. Many qualified students get turned down because of the limited seating.
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