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Holy Cross College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

74%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Cross College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Holy Cross College? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,344 out of 1,815 applicants were admitted making Holy Cross College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Holy Cross College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Estimated Average SAT 1250
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Holy Cross College?

Holy Cross College typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. 54 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 Cross College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >83%
1245 to 1400 Avg + 74%-83%
1090 to 1245 Avg - 63%-74%
935 to 1090 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 935 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Estimated Average ACT 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Holy Cross College?

Admission data indicates that Holy Cross College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Cross College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Cross College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >83%
26 to 30 Avg + 74%-83%
22 to 26 Avg - 63%-74%
18 to 22 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 18 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.05
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Holy Cross College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Holy Cross College was 3.05 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Holy Cross College accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Holy Cross College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Good
3.00 to 3.25 10% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 17% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Holy Cross College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 883 774 1,815
Accepted 720 624 1,344
Acceptance Rate 82% 81% 74%
Enrolled 91 115 206
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Holy Cross College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Holy Cross College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150774 IPEDS survey data for Holy Cross College.