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Parents, Guardians, and Supporters

The College search process is an exciting time in your child’s life but we recognize it can also be overwhelming. The Hunter admissions team is here to support you and your student so you can get to know Hunter College and all the incredible opportunities that come along with being a Hawk. 

At Hunter, our motto is “Mihi Cura Futuri – The care of the future is mine”. This serves as a core principle in our approach to your student’s education and personal development. 

Start to explore below and you’ll see why over 24,000 students have chosen to call Hunter home. 

Hunter Value | Academic Philosophy |  Living in NYC | Student Support | Campus Safety | Resources


True Value - Financing your education at Hunter

As a parent or supporter, one of your primary concerns is likely financing a College education. Hunter is one of the most affordable four year Colleges in the country. Because of this, we are proud to say that more than 75% of students graduate from Hunter completely debt free. This will give your student a major financial advantage when they enter the workplace or pursue an advanced academic degree. Students at Hunter can receive need based financial aid through the federal or state government or merit based scholarships (or both!). We also have work student opportunities for those who qualify. Below are some links to get you started.

Academic Philosophies and Career Preparation

Hunter College is a liberal arts institution with over a hundred fields of study. Our curriculum creates a foundation of knowledge which will encourage your child to be academically curious while also providing the necessary focus to excel in a particular area of interest (or two!). There are thousands of faculty members at Hunter, almost all of whom have the highest degree in their field.  

We also want to do our best to prepare your child for a success and rewarding career. The Career Development Services office will help your child from day 1 with resume writing, interview preparation, and finding a meaningful internship or job. 

Living in NYC

One of Hunter’s greatest assets is undeniably its location, the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City. Whether your child has grown up in NYC, or is a brand new New Yorker, their life at Hunter will be intertwined with the city itself through internships, class outings, and social events. 

Hunter has four different residence halls all located on the east side of Manhattan and close to the main 68th street campus. 

Keeping your student healthy - Support services

Being a College student, especially during these times, is not easy! Your student will have access to academic advising, pre-professional support, tutoring services, career guidance, and personal mental health counselling to ensure that they are successful in their academic and personal lives.


Campus Safety and Security 

While the Hunter community and surrounding neighborhood is extremely safe, we understand that we are located in a major city and therefore take the appropriate precautions. The entire Hunter campus is guarded 24 hours per day by our public safety officers. 

All buildings are secure and require a valid Hunter ID to enter. There are ”Talk-Alert” boxes” boxes throughout campus that are mounted on walls near elevators, stairways and bathrooms. These connect directly with public safety. To learn more details about Public Safety at Hunter >>


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