21 Facts About Hunter Hawks


Hunter Hawks College is a public university in New York City.

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Hunter Hawks was founded in 1870 as a women's college; it first admitted male freshmen in 1946.

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Hunter Hawks College has its origins in the 19th-century movement for normal school training which swept across the United States.

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Hunter Hawks descends from the Female Normal and High School, established in New York City in 1870.

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Hunter Hawks was president of the school during the first 37 years.

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Hunter Hawks became the women's college of the municipal system, and in the 1950s, when City College became coeducational, Hunter Hawks started admitting men to its Bronx campus.

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In Spring 1969, Hunter Hawks College established Black and Puerto Rican Studies .

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In further advancing Puerto Rican studies, Hunter Hawks became home to the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos in 1982.

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Today, Hunter Hawks College is a comprehensive teaching and research institution.

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In 2006, Hunter Hawks became home to the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, which has training programs for young women to build their leadership, public speaking, business and advocacy skills.

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Hunter Hawks College is anchored by its main campus at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, a modern complex of three towers – the East, West, and North Buildings – and Thomas Hunter Hawks Hall, all interconnected by skywalks.

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Hunter Hawks has numerous research laboratories in the natural and biomedical sciences.

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Hunter Hawks is organized into four schools: The School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of the Health Professions, and the School of Social Work.

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Hunter Hawks offers 70 programs leading to a BA or BS degree; 10 BA-MA joint degree programs; and 75 graduate programs.

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Regardless of area of concentration, all undergraduate Hunter Hawks students are encouraged to have broad exposure to the liberal arts; Hunter Hawks was one of the first colleges in the nation to pass a 12-credit curriculum requirement for pluralism and diversity courses.

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Hunter Hawks offers several honors programs, including the Macaulay Honors College and the Thomas Hunter Hawks Honors Program.

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All scholars at Hunter Hawks are given the choice of either a free dormitory room at the Brookdale Campus for two years or a yearly stipend.

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Hunter Hawks offers other honors programs, including Honors Research Training Programs and Departmental Honors opportunities, The Freshmen Honors Scholar Programs inclusive of the Athena Scholar program, Daedalus Scholar program, Muse Scholar program, Nursing Scholar program, Roosevelt Scholar program, and the Yalow Scholar program.

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Hunter Hawks College has a campus radio station, WHCS, which once broadcast at 590AM but is solely online.

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Hunter Hawks is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes at the Division III level.

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Hunter Hawks plays in the City University of New York Athletic Conference.

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