CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
40%
Acceptance Rate
29,326
Students Applied
30%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
3168
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision September 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
162
80%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1205
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
570
75th
660
Reading
25th
550
75th
630
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
9%
3.50 - 3.74
36%
3.25 - 3.49
33%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
684
$30k - $48k
246
$48k - $75k
166
$75k - $110k
54
$110k+
45

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@hunter.cuny.edu
Admissions Telephone: 212-772-4490
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.24 Average Rating
Make sure, if you are in high school, that you do well on SAT's and keep your GPA up. Hunter is one of the harder CUNY schools to get into. Also if you are a NY state student, you should aim to do well on your Regents. For transfers, make sure your GPA is at or above a 3.0, just to be on the safe side. Also, get involved in extra-curricular activities and community service, it shows that you like to get involved. Lastly, if you want to avoid taking a language in college, make sure you take at least four years in high school. This will take some stress off your back when dealing with general education requirements, unless, of course, you want to take another language.
Oluwadara from Brentwood, NY
Great location, subway is connected to Hunter.
Freshmen at Hunter College
Students who are applying, do not get scared! We don't bite at Hunter college. It's probably one of the least overwhelming experiences. Hunter is welcoming of all types of kids. Just make sure you are focused on your studies and ready to have the best fours years of your life!
Rebecca from Bethpage, NY
GET INVOLVED! I cannot begin to stress the importance of this, especially if your a college freshman. Hunter can be extremely boring if you simply travel to and from class. The more involved you are the less brutal the whole transition seems, and there are some pretty cool students at Hunter that are willing to help you along the way.
Danielle from New York, NY
This is for every school, not just Hunter, but if you truly want to know if you belong somewhere, even if its Harvard, you have to visit the school. You have to know if their programs fit you and provide you with your needs, but most importantly, you want to know that the next four years are going to be in a place where you can excel and where you can have fun. College can be about getting a degree, but it is more than that. It is the beginning of your life, so choose wisely.
Lauren from Hicksville, NY
Always speak to counselors whenever you can to ensure you are on the right path to reaching your educational goals. Get an email that is separate from your Hunter email. Make sure to go on hunter.cuny.edu frequently for scholarship info and news on upcoming events. Make sure to take advantage of the free gym service and free group fitness classes located in the basement of the 68th street campus. There is also an internship database that is great as well.
Jessica from BROOKLYN, NY
Don't underestimate a CUNY education! Regular admission to Hunter doesn't require essays--so do well on your SATs and keep up that GPA. After all, Hunter is one of the hardest CUNYs to get into, and as of late, undergraduate competition is fierce. For those who are applying to Macaulay Honors, you REALLY have to work hard! A high SAT score and GPA may carry you through admissions. But if you don't have those, you will need stellar extracurriculars, recommendations, and essays to even out your application. If Hunter is one of the more difficult CUNYs to get into in terms of regular admissions, imagine how difficult it is when applying for Macaulay Honors here! Work hard--the numbers matter here.
Su from New York, NY
It can be scary, starting college. I want to tell you guys, that you will never be alone. If you choose hunter, they will set you up with a block system, where you can meet people who are interested in the same field as you. I know for me, this is where I met my current friends today. I am a senior now, and I still share the same struggles and joys with these people. They really help you out as so you will help them out too.

Anyone who is accepted to Hunter College will enjoy their college experience. Also you have a chance to study abroad which is phenonmenal. I have not study abroad because nursing is such a stable and dedicated career that I had to stay here anad study most of the time, but I have friends who have went to Spain, other countries in Europe and has enjoyed their experience. It is about 6 weeks but it is worth it.
Cheyenne from Laurelton, NY
Plan, plan, plan. Stay focused and organized. Always keep an agenda to be aware of deadlines and important dates. Efficiency is everything!
Tracy from LAKE WORTH, FL

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