The acceptance rate at Hunter is 40%. It ranks #21 in New York and #154 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Hunter is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 13,072 out of 32,294 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1170/1340 ACT 25/31). CUNY Hunter College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Hunter application fee is $65 and applications are due by Feb 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Hunter College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1260
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Hunter College?
CUNY Hunter College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. Hunter ranks #25 in New York and #161 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hunter?
Admission data indicates that Hunter regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in New York and #156 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Hunter College.
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What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Hunter College?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Hunter. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Hunter College was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #51 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Hunter will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||20%||20%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Hunter College is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Hunter College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190594 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Hunter College.
88% of students submit their SAT scores to Hunter.
40% of those who apply are granted admission to Hunter. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1340. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.