Hunter Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into CUNY Hunter College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Hunter and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,300 out of 31,030 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 32 percent. CUNY Hunter College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Hunter SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT88%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 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. 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|
|1330 and Above||Good||>49%|
|1240 to 1330||Avg +||36%-49%|
|1150 to 1240||Avg -||25%-36%|
|1060 to 1150||Reach||16%-25%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<16%|
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||22%||23%|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
88% of students submit their SAT scores to Hunter.
36% 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.