Chances of getting into CUNY Hunter College
How hard is it to get into Hunter and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,784 out of 29,326 applicants were admitted making Hunter a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. CUNY Hunter College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Hunter SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT80%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>53%|
|1270 to 1350||Avg +||40%-53%|
|1190 to 1270||Avg -||28%-40%|
|1110 to 1190||Reach||19%-28%|
|Less than 1110||Low||<19%|
Hunter ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
Avg. High School GPA3.1
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into CUNY Hunter College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Hunter College was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #90 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||20%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||17%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
83% of CUNY Hunter College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Bottom 50% of class||17%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||18%||20%|
Applications are DueMar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply150
Applicants have 150 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hunter before the Mar 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Hunter College and what considerations affect 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.