Chances of getting into College of Our Lady of the Elms

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.5%
Admission Difficulty for College of Our Lady of the Elms
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Elms College and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 732 out of 1,085 applicants were admitted making Elms College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. College of Our Lady of the Elms typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Elms College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of Our Lady of the Elms?

College of Our Lady of the Elms typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #36 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

College of Our Lady of the Elms admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >78%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 67%-78%
970 to 1070 Avg - 54%-67%
870 to 970 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 870 Low <41%
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Elms College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Elms College 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of Our Lady of the Elms.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College of Our Lady of the Elms admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 67%-79%
18 to 20 Avg - 57%-67%
16 to 18 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 16 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into College of Our Lady of the Elms. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of Our Lady of the Elms was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elms College accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted College of Our Lady of the Elms students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of College of Our Lady of the Elms freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted College of Our Lady of the Elms students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 10%

Admission Statistics

College of Our Lady of the Elms admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 813 272 1,085
Accepted 539 193 732
Acceptance Rate 66% 71% 67%
Enrolled 106 39 145
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of Our Lady of the Elms and what considerations affect admission decisions?

College of Our Lady of the Elms 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at College of Our Lady of the Elms
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=167394 IPEDS survey data for College of Our Lady of the Elms.

Frequently Asked Questions

88% of students submit their SAT scores to Elms College. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Elms College. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1170. 88% 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 18 and 23. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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