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Holy Cross College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Holy Cross College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.6%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Cross College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Holy Cross College and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 498 out of 532 applicants were admitted making Holy Cross College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Holy Cross College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Holy Cross College 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 Cross College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1220

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Holy Cross College?

Holy Cross College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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 Cross College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >96%
1220 to 1390 Avg + 94%-96%
1050 to 1220 Avg - 90%-94%
880 to 1050 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 880 Low <84%
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Holy Cross College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 29

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Cross College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Holy Cross College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >96%
29 to 33 Avg + 94%-96%
25 to 29 Avg - 90%-94%
21 to 25 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 21 Low <84%
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Holy Cross College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.05
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Holy Cross College?

Applicants 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. The school ranks #39 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.05 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Holy Cross College accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Holy Cross College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Holy Cross College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 236 296 532
Accepted 221 277 498
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 79 110 189
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
286

Applicants have 286 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Holy Cross College is $0.

Admission Requirements

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

Holy Cross College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Holy Cross College prefer SAT or ACT?

64% of students submit their SAT scores to Holy Cross College. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Holy Cross College?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Holy Cross College. Admission competition is and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Holy Cross College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1390. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Holy Cross College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 33. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.