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Holy Names University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Holy Names University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.3%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Names University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Holy Names University and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #50 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,544 out of 2,441 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 80 percent. Holy Names University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Holy Names University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holy Names University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
720-880
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 280
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 720
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 330
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 880
Average SAT Score 800

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

Holy Names University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 97 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 720 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 640. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 800 out of 1600. The school ranks #74 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
880 and Above Good >74%
800 to 880 Avg + 63%-74%
720 to 800 Avg - 50%-63%
640 to 720 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 640 Low <37%
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Holy Names University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 21
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #66 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Names University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >78%
19 to 21 Avg + 63%-78%
18 to 19 Avg - 54%-63%
17 to 18 Reach 46%-54%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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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 63% 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

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Admission Statistics

Holy Names University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,601 840 2,441
Accepted 1,069 475 1,544
Acceptance Rate 67% 57% 63%
Enrolled 106 56 162
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
134

Applicants have 134 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Holy Names University is $0.

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?

63% 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 720 and 880. 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 18 and 21. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.