You are considered a freshman applicant if you have not previously attended any college, university and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school or secondary school.
Profile (Fall 2012)
- Average high school academic grade point average: 88.7
- Average SAT* Score: 1220 (Math & Critical Reading only)
* The SAT's are required for all applicants (domestic & international).
All applicants must fill out a CUNY application, which must be filed online. Any personal computer or laptop can be used to complete the online application. Applicants who need access to a computer can visit a public library or one of CUNY’s Manhattan Welcome Centers. Before you begin the the online process, the first step you should take is to view the CUNY Worksheet for Freshman Applicants. The next step would be to begin the online filing process by going to the CUNY website.
The following page links might also be helpful in your admission process.
Fall Deadline: February 1
Spring Deadline: September 15
After the deadline, CUNY operates on a rolling admission basis until colleges and programs close.
Checking the status of an application that you have already filed
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average class size?
Class size at Hunter varies. We have classes in various sized lecture halls, which hold between 50-150 students. Our regular sized classrooms can hold as many as 20-40 students.
What is the average total SAT score of admitted freshman?
Freshmen who enrolled at Hunter in Fall 2012 had an average SAT score of 1220. This was a combination of Math and Verbal. Hunter does not currently consider the writing section score
Is there an orientation I have to attend before I register for classes?
All students are required to attend a scheduled orientation session hosted by Advising Services’ Freshman Advising and Orientations Office. Once you have been accepted, you can choose an orientation date from your MyChoice VIP page.
What are the benefits of the Block Program?
Participation in the Block Program allows opportunities to explore new academic disciplines, including tentative majors and minors, develops the critical thinking and writing skills necessary for academic success, and offers contact with prominent faculty and advisors. The program can also enhance your freshman experience by fostering new friendships. For more information, visit the Office of Advising Services website.
How do I transfer my AP credits to Hunter?
You must have your Advanced Placement scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
Does Hunter have a dormitory?
We do have a dormitory, which consists of 612 rooms. It is located on E. 25th Street. The application process is highly competitive therefore, it is important for Hunter students who do not commute from home to explore other housing options in addition to applying for housing. To explore these other options, please visit our Residence web page.