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Hunter Featured in New Princeton Review Book, "Colleges That Create Futures"

Of 50 Schools Nationwide, Hunter is Only CUNY College Cited and  -- with Wagner and Columbia -- Among Only Three New York City Schools

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.

The education services company profiles Hunter in its new book, "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom" (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, September 8, 2015).

“We have always been proud that Hunter College offers a priceless education at a price everyone can afford,” said Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter.  “The well-deserved recognition of the Princeton Review now clearly illustrates the long-term value of a Hunter education, and the vast opportunities that education provides for our students beyond graduation.”

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.

The selection process factored in data from the company’s surveys of administrators
at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015 and of 18,000 students attending the schools. The Princeton Review also conducted 200 interviews with current faculty,
administrators and alumni of schools in making its choices of the final 50 colleges featured in the book.

Specifically, The Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.

"Simply put, Hunter College and the other colleges we chose for this book are stellar at putting the 'hire' in 'higher education,'" said Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher at The Princeton Review.

He is author of the book with the staff of The Princeton Review. "We commend these schools for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences."

The schools are profiled in the book in alphabetical order and are not ranked. Each college profile has general information about the school, plus sections on its distinctive programs and institutes, career center services, and unique hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

In its Hunter 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. 

Also cited is Hunter’s Chinese Flagship program, which offers undergraduates unparalleled immersion in Chinese language and culture, including a senior year spent in China.   Professor Der-lin Chao, who directs the program, told The Princeton Review that the Chinese Flagship stood out for allowing Hunter undergraduates the chance “to take college-level content courses with local university students [in China] and work capably in a Chinese-speaking environment.”

Among comments from Hunter students the company surveyed was high enthusiasm for the school’s faculty.  One student noted that “the professors are what have made my experience here so incredible.”  Students also noted the advantages and the opportunities of the school’s location in Manhattan, with another saying that "the city is our campus and it’s up to you to use it to the fullest."

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