CUNY Hunter College
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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students23,005|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1120 to 1290|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$285/credit|
|In State Students||$285/credit|
|Out of State Students||$580/credit|
|In District Students||$440/credit|
|In State Students||$440/credit|
|Out of State Students||$805/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$234|
|State Grant & Scholarships||75%||$4,471|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||17%||$3,192|
|Federal Student Loans||8%||$4,638|
$5,215Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.