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Hunter CUNY
International English Language Institute

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), TOEFL and Test Preparation, English for Academic Purposes

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    No housing available

  • Social Media

About the Hunter College International English Language Institute

The International English Language Institute (IELI) was established in 1950 to provide students with outstanding English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and orientation to life in the United States. IELI students increase their fluency, accuracy, and confidence in English while developing the language skills needed to succeed at American colleges or universities, to excel in their professional careers, or for their own personal enrichment. The IELI is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction. 

We offer 5 semesters: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II and Summer


  • The IELI offers a full time TOEFL class.
  • Students who complete the 8th level of our Academic Skills Program may waive the TOEFL requirement when applying for undergraduate admission to CUNY schools, except Baruch.
  • IELI students learn English among a culturally diverse student body at one of the oldest public colleges in the U.S.
  • International students experience the excitement of living and learning in New York City.
Hunter College International English Language Institute

Full-Time Academic Skills Program

The Academic Skills Program’s supportive and challenging environment provides intensive English instruction in the skills required for success in American college or graduate programs. This program is ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English-language university. The Academic Skills Program offers courses from beginning through advanced levels. 

Daytime Classes: Full-Time: $2100

Academic Skills Daytime classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills in levels from beginner to advanced. Courses run in 8 week semesters and have 18 hours of instruction per week. Schedules and class locations vary by level, but fall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.T.

Evening Classes: Full-Time Tuition: $1500

Academic Skills evening classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills for a total of 18 hours per week. These classes run Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-9:40pm.

TOEFL Preparation

Full-time $2100

This Full-time course is designed to teach the language skills and test-taking strategies needed to achieve a competitive score on the reading, writing, listening, and speaking segments of the TOEFL iBT. Suitable for students in high-intermediate and advanced levels.

Part-time $600

This Part-Time course will help students build the necessary skills to begin preparing for the TOEFL exam. Suitable for students in intermediate levels.

UCIEP Member
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International English Language Institute

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Hunter CUNY
International English Language Institute

Hunter College
695 Park Avenue Room E1022
New York NY 10065
P: 212.772.4292
English Programs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
  • Summer Intensive English
Certificate/Short Term
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation

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