Hunter College is the biggest college in the City University of New York system. It is one of the most well-known public colleges in the United States of America. It was created in 1870. Nowadays, Hunter has about 22,800 college students that are finishing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs. After graduating Hunter, some students get into post-baccalaureate programs. Leading organisations of Hunter College graduates are the National Institute for People with Disabilities, NYC Department of Health, US Census Bureau, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the NYC Board of Education.
Hunter is really the only academic institution in the world to graduate two women, Gertrude B. Elion and Rosalyn S. Yalow, who later won Nobel Prizes in medicine. Notable alumni includes Robert Altman, Edward Burns, Janet MacLachlan, Pauli Murray, Margherita Roberti, Larry Seidlin, John Timoney, Peter Carey, Grace Paley, Gertrude Elion, Patricia Bath, Meena Alexander, Rosalyn Yalow, Helen Frankenthaler, Leo Steinberg, Tina Howe, Blanche Colton Williams and many others.
Hunter College competes in NCAA Division III athletics. The school talisman is the Hawk. The current president of the Hunter College is Jennifer J. Raab.