CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY 10065

CUNY Hunter College is a public institution and part of the City University of New York system, along with nine other campuses. The college is in New York City and offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Hunter College was founded in 1870 as a women’s college. The first male student was admitted in 1946. While the college was originally a women’s college, Hunter College has always been very inclusive, accepting students regardless of their race, financial situation, religion, or political leanings. The college has also grown over the years, now serving more than 20,000 students annually. It is also a leading research and teaching institution. 

The CUNY Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing offers both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The undergraduate nursing programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The traditional BSN program is a four-year course of study that includes two semesters of liberal arts courses. Clinical experience is provided at local hospitals and clinics. The clinical courses may be scheduled during the day, evening, and on weekends. The graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. Students enrolled in one of the MSN programs may choose from four specialty tracks. All programs are currently accredited by the CCNE.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 178
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 11
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 14
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 29
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 21
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 9
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 39
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 7
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from CUNY Hunter College

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
1.7 miles away
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
3.12 miles away
CUNY New York City College of Technology
5.2 miles away
CUNY Medgar Evers College
7.08 miles away
New Jersey City University
7.58 miles away
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
7.91 miles away
CUNY Lehman College
8.14 miles away
Merit Technical Institute
9.92 miles away
CUNY York College
10 miles away
Rutgers University-Newark
11.17 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 620
SAT: Math540 to 640
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,661
30k to 48k$8,057
48k to 75k$13,068
75k to 110k$16,656
Over 110k$17,264
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $275.00 $560.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $425.00 $780.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in [...]

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
CUNY Hunter College
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