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How to Be Considered


The Hunter College Muse Scholar Program and Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for academically strong students with a talent or passion for the arts to take advantage of Hunter's exceptional arts programs, faculty and resources. Through a specialized curriculum, exposure to cultural offerings both on and off campus, interaction with working artists and other benefits, the Muse Scholar Program offers a well-rounded liberal arts education with a concentration in the arts among a cohort of like-minded students who are passionate about music, dance, theatre, film, media, creative writing and the visual arts. Despite a concentration in the arts, Muse Scholars may major in any discipline they choose.



• Merit scholarships renewable for 4 years
• Freshman year priority access to residence options
(first-come, first-served basis)
• Dedicated faculty mentor
• Academic advisors to help you succeed at Hunter,
including guidance on internships and other
• A cohort of students who take special classes
together freshman and sophomore years
• Invitations to arts events both on and off campus


• Significant talent and/or achievement in one or more of the following disciplines: visual arts (studio art and/or art history), music, dance, theatre, film, media and creative writing
• SAT score of 1200 or higher (Critical Reading and Math sections), 1250+ recommended
• CAA of 88 or higher, 92+ recommended
• Proof of acceptance to Hunter College

How to Be Considered

•Complete and submit CUNY application
•Select Hunter as 1st or 2nd choice CUNY school
•We strongly encourage applicants to complete
supplemental essay
•Upon receiving admission to Hunter, apply via MyChoice –


For more information, please call 212-396-6888 or


Please click this link to view a PDF about the Muse Scholar Program and how to be considered.