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Parents and students taking the college tour rounds take notes the Princeton Review which ranks all of the colleges ranked New York city's Hunter College.
Number two for best value among the nation's public universities here to tell us why the school offers the most bang for her to we -- market Jennifer -- President of Hunter College congratulations.
President grab this is wonderful news for under wonderfully -- are excited thanks some great news now what led it to this ranking.
I think it's the fact that we just or opera priceless education at a price that students can actually afford specifically though what what makes your educational -- so so -- have a stellar faculty one of our faculty just won the national book award we have great scientists.
And we're in new York and New York -- laboratory so our students can go to museums were discounted rate they can go to theater.
They have internships at the U and it's weird city it's the capital of the world and the students take advantage of it.
I mean that's amazing but at this tuition situation nationwide has gotten completely out of control where.
Nationwide the tuitions continue to go higher -- far outweigh what inflation rate -- And yet people would still saying they spend their last dime to get their kids the best education.
Doesn't that put parents -- a terrible position and how is it that hunter is able.
To do what it does enough to offer a really good education at a fair price.
I think it is really becoming a national crisis this is a national issue we have got to regain our prominence in the world as a leader in higher -- At a personal level the college education is still the ticket.
To the middle class and if you look what parents face now private education -- 30000 dollars a year at the elite institutions it's 40000 dollars -- year.
Take too intelligent for years each do their path we're pricing education out.
Of the realm of the -- now when I look at those views.
Amount of money you charge for year of tuition I thought -- we are missing a zero.
A lot of people charge literally ten times that how do you do it for such a low cost.
But we are supported by New York State I think it's one of the great investors that this state makes that keeps public education and -- higher education in new York at a low -- it's not a guarantee because of course you know I -- I went to UUC system DUC Berkeley and it was very inexpensive back then now the state said.
We can't afford to float you with the rate that we used to.
And now I have to hike tuition how much a guarantee innocent that the State of New York will continue to help -- Gaza.
But there's always pressure on all of the budgets particularly now that -- state has had historically great commitment to public higher education.
And -- -- college also very fortunate we have raised a lot of money in the last few years for scholarships.
Last year alone we got one gift for four million dollars so our students.
I supported -- both their living their tuition and textbooks to -- to Hunter College are we going to see more and more colleges going bankrupt.
Private colleges particularly.
I think there's going to be pressure as a market works and as people see that a public college -- Hunter College.
Cannot for faculty student experiences course work that's equal to any private college for tenth the cost -- as a -- what decision would you make.
And we hope to see you -- -- College.
Absolutely but of course a lot of this people talk about prestige.
And how is it that you work to increase the prestige of the profile of the name hunter.
I think this -- of ranking really underscores the value of what we do and also the quality of what we do and our applications are skyrocketing.
We have -- incredible honors program where it is free tuition as well as support for overseas travel.
And we can't keep the application of percent of the applications are accepted one -- -- four students gets into Hunter College where really 25%.
Wow that's very selected is a very selective school it's a wonderful place.
Good for you and and -- doesn't say the ranking in the Princeton Review not bad at all congratulate thank you thank you for having me today good to have you here continues to.
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