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| I am a 2nd year sophomore and enjoying hunter college. Alright, I will be frank with you when I say that they lack campus maintenance (can you even call Hunter a campus?) and socializing is a lot like picking a number on bingo. The ambiance is well balanced; there is a lot of everything. I found Hunter to be a school full of shapes, sizes, and colors. That might be a weird way to see things, but it worked for me. All of the teachers I've meet were great, only one was mediocre.|
As for the school faculty, they are very condescending. However, to make things work, YOU MUST BE ONTOP OF YOUR GAME AND BE CONFIDENT. If you look weak, they'll walk all over you. So, of course I went head on to most offices. Many were rude, and I responded by being more rude. A lot like the double negative ideology. This school is not for everyone though. If you are the type of student that likes huge-closed campuses with jocks and whatnot (your typical campus that is always on movies), HUNTER IS NOT FOR YOU. I love the city and I never found commuting a problem. Rather, I found myself growing as a person by being exposed to the nitty-gritty of the city.
Some few negatives are like the narrowness of the elevators and the stuffyness of the library. Aside from that, it's alright.As for socializing, you got to be confident and acknowledge that there will be some that will not talk to you. I made one friend so far, but a nice friend.
|Jan 20 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |
|Not so bright|
| I went to Hunter College because I didnt know nothing about college then went to FAU look up my posting and then came back because it was my only choice. Hunter college what can i say. not the brightest school. if you need a academic environment to push you the next level this is so not the place. You need to take care of your own. If you like to get in and get out. this is the school for you . The Girls here are vast amounts! 4 to 1 ratio. plenty of girls but they are pretty snotty and everyone is still in there high school mode at times dressing up here and there because we live with mommy and daddy. there are a few COOL people but you need to find them and they are real genuine. some dept sucks. i think the media film theater is one of the best . sooo much postings here. Gettinga job with a hunter degree oh please ! good luck! The recuiting just sucks and internships is rare. I have friends in Ivey and went to other schools so i know for experience unless you work your butt off. Sports has nothing . they suck and the gym is always hard to use . u need a med card and its never open on the time you like . bugget cuts my butt!B/c this isnt a top school, teachers do take a serious, some that is. so study and cheat! it helps a lot! You cant get into any class because soo many students are here in school day and night and you need to over tally all the time to get in b/c cuny is having buget cuts. right now i m taking one. they have the student exchange which kicks butt and it works with 180 public usa schools good for 2 terms . you can use that to experience other school. the dorm is far far away, its good but if you like city life thats you and they are cutting people down cuz they trying to make it an honor and sports scholar dorm . and everyone else has a 2 yr limit and then you move out! only a few hundred kids get in to the dorm and the shuttle bus is okay . every 30 minutes . but getting the nyc expericen if you not from here is good stuff yet you wont meet too much commuter students . if you live here prepare to go to high school again. sometimes the 3rd floor is a run way . the library is too dark and no body even study there. finals week in there is like a regular week in another schools library. if you can focus and want to get it done depending the major . go for it esp the education but it dont pay too much to be a teacher right? saddly its the truth . The park is the best thing next to the school . great place to go to but most student that come here do not even step to the park . its too dangerous! yeah right! thats because they have these inferior little minds from watch tv . its soo safe. I do have to say the girls here are hotter than FAU but if you like the sunshine this isnt it cuz its soo hard to find a nice girl because there is always a screen over them because of this school. the clubs are okay . ghetto yes but you get to bond. make some friends there and play video games. its the closest thing to campus life. all school events are horrible . no one goes. film class is great . sports and media with Prof. Shore was cool. all you talk about is sports. A lot of teachers with no teaching skills in the 300 and under class its terrible . there you are a freshmen or soph having a kid out of college getting there MA teaching you while they get credit for teaching and you get a bad grade for failing I.e. Pyscology intro. That department is soo wack! Spanish was cool . I know too many things about this school. not too many black folks here and its not diverse at all but thats everywhere. |
|Feb 01 2005|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2000 |
| Hunter has a wonderful freshman program called the "Block Program" where new students will choose a "block" or area of interest and have the same sequence of classes with other students in that block. This guarantees all your classes in the first year (while fulfilling the general requirements) and makes the transition from high school to college much easier. Since you will have classes with the same students, it will also be easier to make new friends and not feel so isolated. If you opt not to participate in the freshman block program, it will be more difficult for you to register for the classes that you need or want since the registration system is based on your seniority in the college.|
As you continue your studies at Hunter, you should make a trip to the career center on the 8th floor of the North building and meet with a career counselor so that you can begin the early stages of career planning. There’s also a discovery computer program and other assessment tools to help you start this process. If nothing else, you should at least try the computer program to help you see what fields you might enjoy working in based on your interests and skills. Try to get experience in areas that you are interested in as early as possible. I did, and it helped me realize an unsuitable career choice! The career counselor/internship coordinator (Paula Wicklow) is very friendly and helpful. She has access to many different internships. There is a decent career library next to her office. Make use of the resources offered to you.
If you maintain over a 2.8 GPA, you can study abroad while earning credit at the same time. I would highly recommend that you participate in at least one if possible, especially if you’ve never traveled abroad. There are many destinations and subjects to study from. Check out the web site for more info.
You should also familiarize yourself with other classes in other CUNY schools. You can take their classes on a space-available basis and as long as you have an advisor approve the class (and you have fulfilled any pre-requisites for that class), it will be applied towards your degree. I took classes on permit to Baruch College in Business and Arts Administration, which were classes not offered at Hunter, and it was a good experience.
Side note: Many students work (part or full-time) while they earn their degree. It is, like other CUNY colleges, a “commuter” school. There is a dorm, although I hear it’s very competitive. If you like diversity, there is a great mix of cultures and people of all ages who attend Hunter. If you’re looking for a social life, it can be difficult since many do not have time to hang out because they have to work. But, you can find plenty to do in the city! Transportation is excellent; the 6 train stops right in front of the college and many buses do as well.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Hunter College and I hope this information helps you. Seek advisors in the areas that you are interested in and counselors to help you along the way. Good luck!
|Jan 17 2004|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2002 |