CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY 10065
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students23,005
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 37 150
Master's degree 6 56
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.9%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1120 to 1290
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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $125

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$285/credit
In State Students$285/credit
Out of State Students$580/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$440/credit
In State Students$440/credit
Out of State Students$805/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,825 $12,825 $26,100
ADN 70 $19,950 $19,950 $40,600
BSN 125 $35,625 $35,625 $72,500
FNP 50 $22,000 $22,000 $40,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of CUNY Hunter College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 51% $5,031
Other Federal Grant 3% $234
State Grant & Scholarships 75% $4,471
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $3,192
Federal Student Loans 8% $4,638
Private Loans 1% $9,051


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$871
$30,001 to $48,000$3,082
$48,001 to $75,000$7,752
$75,001 to $110,000$11,253
Over $110,000$12,004

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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