With 20,000 students, opinions vary greatly on what it means to go to Hunter College. Students may exhaust themselves working full time and going to school full time, others may overload on credits to graduate early (or on time), while others may become dedicated to the school and join a dozen clubs, become student ambassadors, and take on administrative positions within the school. There are those that despise getting off the subway at 68th Street, others can't wait to get to school.
As an overwhelming number of students commute to school, a lot of the student body fears they are missing out on the "traditional" college experience, if traditional means living on campus with parties every day of the week and buckets of school spirit. A lot of students went to Hunter specifically to avoid that environment, though; their life isn't focused on, nor does it depend on, the school. On the whole, it can be safe to say that the students who attend Hunter feel very fortunate to be there, and they work very hard to stay there. They appreciate the education they are receiving, and don't allow the red tape or any other inconvenience to put a damper on their experience