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Notre Dame, Indiana

Holy Cross College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Holy Cross College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.3%
Admission Difficulty for Holy Cross College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Holy Cross College and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 527 out of 597 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 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Holy Cross College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Holy Cross College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 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. 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 >93%
1250 to 1400 Avg + 88%-93%
1100 to 1250 Avg - 81%-88%
950 to 1100 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 950 Low <72%
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Holy Cross College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Holy Cross College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 27

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 50 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
32 and Above Good >93%
27 to 32 Avg + 88%-93%
23 to 27 Avg - 82%-88%
19 to 23 Reach 74%-82%
Less than 19 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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 88% 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

Admission Statistics

Holy Cross College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 291 306 597
Accepted 252 275 527
Acceptance Rate 87% 90% 88%
Enrolled 77 101 178
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 37% 34%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

88% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1400. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 32. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.