The Graduate mural in the Great Hall, Shepard Hall, City College of New York

The admission review process provides us with an opportunity to assess your entire academic record, including all attempted and completed courses, and grades earned. We also look beyond the classroom. Extracurricular accomplishments, special talents and awards, and life experiences are weighed to determine a student’s potential for success at CUNY college.

The tables below reflect the average academic profiles of both admitted freshmen and admitted transfer students at each CUNY undergraduate college for the Fall of 2018. The Freshman Profile consists of the average high school GPA and test scores for admitted freshmen at each college. The Transfer Profile consists of the average college GPA and number of transferrable credits for admitted transfer students at each college. Transfer applicants to four-year colleges must have completed at least one college-level course in Mathematics and English with a grade of “C” or better, or must demonstrate college-level readiness based on SAT, ACT, AP, IB or New York Regents test scores.

This information is helpful as applicants decide which colleges within CUNY are an appropriate academic fit for them. Keep in mind, however, that these profiles are an average, not a minimum standard for admission. Applicants may be admissible to a particular college if their academic profile (GPA, testing, credits) falls within range (both above and below) of the stated average.

Freshman Profile 2018

CUNY Four-Year College Admission Profile: Freshman Fall 2018

General1

Four-Year Colleges High School
Average
Mean SAT2
(new)
(ERW + M)
ACT
(comp)
Baruch College 89.9 1350 29
Brooklyn College 88.2 1230 26
The City College of New York 90.1 1250 26
The Sophie Davis Biomedical Education
Program/CUNY School of Medicine
94.0 1430 29
College of Staten Island 87.2 1160 24
Hunter College 90.1 1300 28
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 86.2 1130 23
Lehman College 87.2 1120 22
Macaulay Honors College 94.4 1460 33
Medgar Evers College3 76.2 910 16
New York City College of Technology 81.3 1010 19
Queens College 87.9 1210 25
York College 82.5 1040 20
1Includes students admitted to the Macaulay Honors College and local honors programs. ​2 Available to New York State Residents only.​3 Based on the first step of a three-step admissions process.
Community Colleges High School Average
Borough of Manhattan Community College 76.0 —- —-
Bronx Community College 75.5 —- —-
Guttman Community College 73.8 —- —-
Hostos Community College 75.7 —- —-
Kingsborough Community College 76.3 —- —-
LaGuardia Community College 76.1 —- —-
Queensborough Community College 76.2 —- —-
1Includes students admitted to the Macaulay Honors College and local honors programs. ​2 Available to New York State Residents only.​3 Based on the first step of a three-step admissions process.

Support Programs (SEEK/College Discovery)2

Four-Year Colleges High School Average Mean SAT2
(new)
(ERW + M)
ACT
(comp)
Baruch College 86.7 1100 22
Brooklyn College 80.4 1000 19
The City College of New York 84.4 1060 21
The Sophie Davis Biomedical Education
Program/CUNY School of Medicine
—- —- —-
College of Staten Island 73.3 920 17
Hunter College 86.0 1110 22
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 78.9 980 18
Lehman College 83.2 980 18
Macaulay Honors College —- —- —-
Medgar Evers College3 71.9 880 16
New York City College of Technology 72.8 900 16
Queens College 83.6 1030 20
York College 75.9 900 16
1Includes students admitted to the Macaulay Honors College and local honors programs. ​2 Available to New York State Residents only.​3 Based on the first step of a three-step admissions process.
Community Colleges SEEK
High School
Average
Borough of Manhattan Community College 71.3 —- —-
Bronx Community College 70.6 —- —-
Guttman Community College —- —- —-
Hostos Community College 71.1 —- —-
Kingsborough Community College 71.3 —- —-
LaGuardia Community College 71.2 —- —-
Queensborough Community College 71.3 —- —-
1Includes students admitted to the Macaulay Honors College and local honors programs. ​2 Available to New York State Residents only.​3 Based on the first step of a three-step admissions process.

Transfer Profile 2018

CUNY Four-Year College Admission Profile: Transfer Fall 2018

Four-Year Colleges Number of
Accepted Students
Mean GPA Mean Number of Credits Attempted*
(used to calculate Mean GPA)
CUNY BA for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies 271 3.21 71
Baruch College 1,971 3.39 57
Brooklyn College 2,465 2.95 59
The City College of New York 1,675 3.11 62
College of Staten Island 619 2.48 53
Hunter College 2,906 3.23 65
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 1,468 2.76 56
Lehman College 2,134 2.88 67
Medgar Evers College 400 2.31 61
New York City College of Technology 1,012 2.63 64
Queens College 2,087 2.93 63
CUNY School of Professional Studies 271 3.11 97
York College 767 2.82 71
*Mean number of credits attempted is based on the total accumulation of all coursework at all colleges attended. This number does not reflect the number of credits that are transferred into a degree program.
Community Colleges Number of
Accepted Students
Mean GPA Mean Number of Credits Attempted*
(used to calculate Mean GPA)
Borough of Manhattan Community College 1,089 2.47 58
Bronx Community College 622 2.00 43
Hostos Community College 706 2.00 51
Kingsborough Community College 704 2.00 51
LaGuardia Community College 1,328 2.00 51
Queensborough Community College 630 2.00 48
*Mean number of credits attempted is based on the total accumulation of all coursework at all colleges attended. This number does not reflect the number of credits that are transferred into a degree program.