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Chances of getting into CUNY Hunter College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
40%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Hunter College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Hunter and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Hunter SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1170-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT 
88%
SAT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 estimated 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Hunter College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >56%
1255 to 1340 Avg + 40%-56%
1170 to 1255 Avg - 26%-40%
1085 to 1170 Reach 16%-26%
Less than 1085 Low <16%
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Hunter ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

CUNY Hunter College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >56%
28 to 31 Avg + 40%-56%
25 to 28 Avg - 26%-40%
22 to 25 Reach 16%-26%
Less than 22 Low <16%
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Hunter GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.46
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Hunter College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,303 11,991 32,294
Accepted 7,885 5,187 13,072
Acceptance Rate 39% 43% 40%
Enrolled 1,580 1,036 2,616
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Hunter College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Hunter College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

CUNY Hunter College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY Hunter College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does CUNY Hunter College prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to Hunter.

What is my chance of getting into CUNY Hunter College?

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.

What SAT score is required for CUNY Hunter College?

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.

What ACT score is required for CUNY Hunter College?

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.