|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Hunter and can I get accepted? The school has a 35% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,871 out of 33,750 applicants were admitted making Hunter a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent. CUNY Hunter College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|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||660|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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 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. The school ranks #28 in New York 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>48%|
|1260 to 1350||Avg +||35%-48%|
|1170 to 1260||Avg -||24%-35%|
|1080 to 1170||Reach||16%-24%|
|Less than 1080||Low||<16%|
|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|
What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Hunter College?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Hunter. 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||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||22%||21%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
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.
35% of those who apply are granted admission to Hunter. Admission competition is high 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 1350. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.