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Holy Names University Admission Requirements

Oakland, California

Chances of getting into Holy Names University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Names University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Holy Names University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #73 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,454 out of 2,076 applicants were admitted making Holy Names University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 83 percent. Holy Names University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Holy Names University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Holy Names University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
710-870
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 270
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 710
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 330
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 870
Average SAT Score 790

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Holy Names University?

Holy Names University typically requires applicants to be in the top 97 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 710 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 630. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 790 out of 1600. The school ranks #76 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
870 and Above Good >80%
790 to 870 Avg + 70%-80%
710 to 790 Avg - 58%-70%
630 to 710 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 630 Low <45%
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Holy Names University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Holy Names University?

Admission data indicates that Holy Names University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #70 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Names University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >82%
19 to 22 Avg + 70%-82%
17 to 19 Avg - 60%-70%
15 to 17 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 15 Low <50%
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Holy Names University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Holy Names University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Holy Names University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Holy Names University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Holy Names University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Holy Names University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 27% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 33% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Holy Names University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,409 667 2,076
Accepted 1,028 426 1,454
Acceptance Rate 73% 64% 70%
Enrolled 120 56 176
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
3

Applicants have 3 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Holy Names University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Holy Names University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Holy Names University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115728 IPEDS survey data for Holy Names University.

FAQs

Does Holy Names University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to Holy Names University. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Holy Names University?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Holy Names University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Holy Names University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 710 and 870. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Holy Names University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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