Located in the borough of Manhattan, Hunter College is the largest institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Hunter was born out of the Female Normal and High School, established in 1870 as an all-women's teaching school. Unlike many other women's colleges of the era, Hunter College had no restrictions on students of different races or religions, making it one of the more progressive institutions of the era.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment around Hunter have access to the college's schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, Social Work, Health Professions and Public Health. Additionally, Hunter houses the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function. In 2010, U.S.A. Today and the Princeton Review named Hunter College the second "Best Value" public college in America.
Student living and university living at Hunter places students in one of the most exciting urban centers in the world with access to world-class restaurants, museums, performance venues, cultural landmarks and commercial centers in addition to the educational facilities provided by the CUNY system. The Hunter College Hawks are a member of the NCAA Division III and participate in 20 men's and women's athletic programs.
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