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Hunter Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Hunter? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,842 out of 28,041 applicants or 39% were admitted making Hunter a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. CUNY Hunter College typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 16,922 11,119 28,041
Accepted 6,401 4,441 10,842
Acceptance Rate 38% 40% 39%
Enrolled 1,327 873 2,200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 20% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Hunter College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1320
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >52%
1230 to 1320 Avg + 39%-52%
1140 to 1230 Avg - 27%-39%
1050 to 1140 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1050 Low <18%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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