We’ve invested in recruiting outstanding faculty and strengthening academic standards across our schools, while also introducing programs and resources to support students socially and professionally.
In 2016, Hunter launched the Ruth & Harold Newman Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships to help Hunter students win the highest academic honors. Already, Hunter students have won the Rhodes, Luce, Marshall, Schwarzman and Truman Scholarships.
Thamara Jean was one of only 32 students to be selected for a Rhodes Scholarship, the top academic award available to American college students. The daughter of Haitian immigrants and a Macaulay Honors Scholar, Jean will study political theory at Oxford.
Hunter introduced nine honors cohort programs, each of which provides students with merit scholarships, a faculty mentor, and tailored classes in their academic interest area.
Hunter College has bolstered its computer science program, adding new faculty, expanding internships and retooling the curriculum. We have also expanded course access to non-majors, so more students can develop in-demand tech skills.
With Hunter graduates reaching new heights, the College continues to rise in national rankings. In 2019, the Princeton Review hailed Hunter as the “crown jewel of the CUNY system” and again named us one of the best colleges in the nation.
Investments in faculty mentoring and pre-professional advising are paying dividends with more students admitted to top graduate programs. As many talented alumni pursue careers in academia, we hope some will return to teach at their alma mater.