Hunter College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Hunter College
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Applicants interested in Hunter College will need a strong application and good grades and test scores to be considered for admission. The school has an acceptance rate of 38%, making it selective. Also note the average SAT scores for those admitted to the school--students will generally have to perform above average to get in. Be sure to check out the school's website for complete application instructions, as well as important information about deadlines and procedures. If you have questions, feel free to contact the admissions office. Campus visits are always encouraged for any interested students.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Hunter College Description:

Hunter College, part of CUNY, is a public university located in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The strength of Hunter's academic programs and the relatively low cost of attendance has earned the school a place on national rankings of best value colleges. High achieving students should check out the Honors College which offers tuition waivers, special classes, and many other perks. Hunter College has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an impressively diverse study body. Undergraduates take classes in one of five schools: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Social Work and Health Professions. Popular sports at Hunter include basketball, fencing, softball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, and tennis. Hunter's location in New York City offers students a world of cultural experiences, and students should have no trouble finding things to do when they are not in class or doing homework.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 22,993 (16,723 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,782 (in-state); $13,892 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,184
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $21,632 (in-state); $28,742 (out-of-state)

Hunter College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 8%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,136
    • Loans: $5,638

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Fencing, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Softball, Track and Field, Fencing, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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