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Oakland, California

Holy Names University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Holy Names University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.6%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Names University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Holy Names University and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,426 out of 2,713 applicants were admitted making Holy Names University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 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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Holy Names University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
820-950
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 330
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 820
SAT Scores for Holy Names University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 380
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 950
Average SAT Score 890

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 88 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 820 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 890 out of 1600. The school ranks #74 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
950 and Above Good >66%
885 to 950 Avg + 53%-66%
820 to 885 Avg - 40%-53%
755 to 820 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 755 Low <28%
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Holy Names University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Holy Names University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 #66 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Names University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Names University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >68%
19 to 22 Avg + 53%-68%
17 to 19 Avg - 42%-53%
15 to 17 Reach 33%-42%
Less than 15 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 53% 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

Admission Statistics

Holy Names University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,808 905 2,713
Accepted 1,011 415 1,426
Acceptance Rate 56% 46% 53%
Enrolled 110 67 177
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 16% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
273

Applicants have 273 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Holy Names University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Holy Names University and what considerations affect 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.