Hunter College CS Honors

The Daedalus Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for academically talented students to draw on Hunter's exceptional faculty and programs in Computer Science. During their first year, Daedalus scholars enroll in an enriched version of Hunter's first year computer science sequence. In addition to learning the fundamentals of computer science and computer programming, students will explore topics like data mining, cryptography, artificial intelligence and more. Daedalus scholars also learn how to use industry standard tools and techniques in their study of computer science in preparation to be active participants in New York's Tech Industry. Students admitted to this program receive a laptop to support their studies.

Daedalus Scholars enjoy:

  • A Merit Scholarship to cover tuition
  • Special courses that combine academic computer science with best practices from the tech industry
  • Dedicated advisors and priority registration
  • Priority Access to residence halls
  • A Linux Laptop for all four years
  • Special events and activities
  • Partnerships with top tech companies

Past years activities include:

  • Mentoring from top industry software engineers
  • Attending Catskills conf
  • Guest talks and roundtable discussions with Software Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Venture Capitalists
  • Attending workshops on AI, Cyber Security, and Blockchain

To apply:

  1. Apply to Hunter College. Your High School college advisor can help with this.
  2. When you apply you will get a CUNYFirst ID which is needed for the Daedalus application.
  3. Important note for Common App Applications: If you apply via the common app it could take a couple of weeks for you to recieve a CUNYFirst ID. You will recieve an email as soon as it has been created after which you can finish your application to the Daedalus program.
  4. Go to this site: Application Link
  5. Click on the "Prospective Student" button (or click on this link).
  6. Creat an account / log in.
  7. Complete out the Daedalus Applicatoin

Important additional Information:

  • You can only be considered for the Daedalus program if you are admitted to Hunter College.
  • If you are applying to Hunter College through the Macaulay Honors program and want to also be considered for the Daedalus program, you must also fill out the Daedalus application.


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Any Questions

Email the program director, Mike Zamansky