Hunter College is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system with around 21,000 students. Students come from 60 different countries. More than half are the first in their family to attend college. In part because the school was originally a teacher training institute, the college operated schools for gifted children where their students could practice teaching. The elementary and high schools are still in operation.
The main campus is extremely close to Central Park, the Frick, the Asia Society Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The main campus houses the School of Education, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the CUNY doctoral studies program. The buildings are connected by skywalks.
There are two satellite campuses: the Brookdale Campus on East 25th Street and 1st Avenue is home to the Brookdale Center on Aging, the School of Health Sciences, the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and a dormitory for 600 students. The second satellite campus is the School of Social Work is located on East 79th Street.