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"Colleges that Create Futures" Praises the Muse Scholar Program at CUNY Hunter


The Princeton Review profiles Hunter College in "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom" (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, September 8, 2015). According to The Princeton Review, Hunter College is one of the nation's best institutions at offering undergraduates both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities.

Out of several hundred colleges that The Princeton Review considered for the book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2% of the nation’s approximately 2,600 four-year colleges. Hunter was the only college within the City University of New York among the final 50, and along with Wagner College and Columbia University, was one of only three New York City schools.

In its quoteHunter profile, The Princeton Review praises the college both for its Muse Scholar Program, an honors program for artistically-talented students and for its dedication to undergraduate STEM research.

In its description of the Muse Scholar Program, the book quotes program director Dara Meyers-Kingsley, who explains "There are so many different ways to participate and work in the arts and cultural world. [Our students] may have been to the Met to see paintings once on a school trip, but they don't have a sense of the entire world behind the scenes that makes it run -- accountants, conservators, marketers, fundraisers, educators, and curators. I make that part of my mission as well: to open their eyes to all the ways to engage with the arts and potentially work in the arts someday."

To read more about The Princeton Review's evaluation of Hunter College in its new book,  click here.