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New York, New York 10065

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Applying to Macaulay

Why Macaulay at Hunter College? 

Aa a part of a university-wide honors program for incoming freshmen, Macaulay students will be dually enrolled in both Hunter and the Macaulay Honors College. The program combines the close-knit community of a small college with the vast resources of a major research university.   Read more >>

Macaulay Honors College scholars receive the following benefits: 

  • Individualized mentoring by distinguished faculty members and dedicated academic advisors.
  • Full gap-merit scholarship (for New York State residents only).
  • Priority access to campus housing.
  • Seminar classes which allow our students enriching opportunities to work and learn together while they develop a deeper understanding of New York’s rich cultural and intellectual history.
  • All students will complete either an internship and/or a study abroad program.



All first-time college students (incoming freshmen) are encouraged to apply. Please review detailed eligibility requirements here >>


Application Review

Macaulay Honors College chooses candidates for admission by evaluating a combination of academic and leadership factors. To learn about application process, competative nature of the applicant pool, and to see if Macaulay at Hunter is the right fit for you, we encourage applicants to attend Honors Opportunities at Hunter Info Session >>


How to apply

  1. Complete and submit a CUNY Macaulay Honors College Application and select Hunter College as your campus choice. Review application check-in list now >>
  2. All students who submit a Macaulay Honors Application will automatically be reviewed for admission to the Macaulay Honors College and as a general freshman at Hunter College. You do not need to submit a separate freshmen application. 

If you have any difficulties with your application, contact Macaulay admissions at (212) 729-2929 or


Application Deadline

  • November 16, 2023 at 6 PM – Application, transcript (all high school and secondary schools transcripts), essays & optional resume.
  • November 28, 2023 at 6 PM - All letters of recommendation are due.


How to apply
Attend an information session


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