How to Be Considered
Hunter College offers several four-year scholarship programs to incoming freshmen who are high academic achievers with the potential to excel at Hunter. Students in the Muse Scholar Program also demonstrate significant interest and/or accomplishments in one or more of the following arts disciplines: visual arts (studio art or art history) music, dance, theatre, film & media, and creative writing.
Upon admittance to Hunter, students can express interest in joining the Muse Scholar Program via the MyChoice questionnaire "Do you want to be a Hunter Scholar?". Applicants must have a minimum 1200 SAT (critical reading and math only) and 88 unweighted high school average. The Muse and other scholar programs consider new freshman students for the fall semester only.
In addition to offering a merit-based tuition award, the Muse Scholar Program provides a collaborative learning community among scholars. During their freshmen and sophomore years, Muse Scholars explore and engage in the arts through shared courses and events that take advantage of New York's rich cultural offerings.
Muse Scholars also receive preferred access to Hunter's residential housing and housing aid and a dedicated faculty mentor and academic advisors to help them succeed at Hunter, including guidance on internships and other opportunities.