Chances of getting into CUNY Hunter College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.2%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Hunter College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Hunter College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Hunter ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY Hunter College
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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Hunter College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
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

High School Class Rank

83% of CUNY Hunter College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted CUNY Hunter College students
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%

Admission Statistics

CUNY Hunter College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,414 11,912 29,326
Accepted 7,008 4,776 11,784
Acceptance Rate 40% 40% 40%
Enrolled 1,469 868 2,337
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 18% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
99

Applicants have 99 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
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Hunter College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

CUNY Hunter College Admission 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.