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Colleges / Hunter College of the City University of New York

Hunter College of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public

Hunter Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Hunter, the regular decision application deadline is September 15 and the fee for the application is $65.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Hunter Admissions Stats at a Glance

Hunter 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 96%
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Considering Applying Early to Hunter?

Hunter College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Hunter Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Hunter. Hunter evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Hunter accepted 36% of students, around 11,300 of the 31,030 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hunter, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Hunter Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Hunter

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Very Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Hunter 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Hunter must submit the following items. Double check with Hunter's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hunter?

Students admitted to Hunter have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Hunter does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Hunter does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2019, 96% of Hunter's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What's a Good SAT Score for Hunter?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hunter students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hunter students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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Transferring to Hunter College of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Hunter.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Hunter during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Hunter Admissions FAQs

Does Hunter accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Hunter accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hunter?

Hunter is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Hunter's acceptance rate?

Hunter's acceptance rate is 36%.

Want To Learn More About Hunter?

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Hunter Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

36%

How hard is it to get into Hunter? Hunter is a somewhat selective institution. The Hunter acceptance rate is 36%. This means that the institution accepts 36 out of every 100 applicants.

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Hunter Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hunter is Sep 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hunter is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Hunter ACT Scores

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Hunter SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

560 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

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Hunter GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.46

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hunter, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

23,202

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

36%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,180

Out-of-State

$18,450

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Application Deadline

Sep 15
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