Admission of international students to Hunter College is based on your academic record, and proof of English proficiency. For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as an applicant who currently holds a student (F-1) or exchange visitor (J-1) visa or seeks one of these immigration statuses upon enrollment.
International applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate a firm command of the English language by scoring a minimum of 500 on the TOEFL. No conditional admission is offered whereby a student may come to the college and spend a semester or year learning English.
Additionally, studying in the United States requires a guarantee of sufficient financial resources to meet the cost of attendance. The United States Consulate abroad requires documentation of financial support before approving the issuance of a visa.
Applicants are responsible for the payment of all tuition and fees at the time of registration. Hunter College does not provide financial assistance to international students; they must be in a position to finance tuition, fees, room and board, insurance, books and incidental expenses. The estimated cost is $25,000 per year and is subject to change.
Because there is limited housing available for international students, it is essential that students be prepared to make their own housing arrangements prior to arrival.
Below are links to sites that should be helpful answering questions that you might have as an international student.
- For more information about additional requirements and resources for international students, you can visit the International Students Office web site.
- For information on maintaining your U.S. immigration status, you can go to CUNY's International Student Guide.
- To learn about what's it's like to be an international student at Hunter College, please see our Tutorial for New International Students.