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Students' Hopes High Going Into HCHS Entrance Exam

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Entrance exams were given Friday for one of the city's elite high schools.

More than 2,500 sixth grade students were expected to take the test, all hoping to attend Hunter College High School.

There are only 250 slots available.

"This is kind of a big deal, cause it helps you a lot if you can say I went to Hunter," said applicant Ella Song.

"If you get into a good school, you're gonna get a good job, and your future is set. It's really important for me," said applicant Enrik Haxhari.

Hunter consistently ranks among the top high schools in the nation, with 99 percent of graduates going on to four-year colleges, including many Ivy League schools.

The exam is open to the city's top-performing fifth-grade students.

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