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Elms College Admission Requirements

Chicopee, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into College of Our Lady of the Elms

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
70%
Admission Difficulty for College of Our Lady of the Elms
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Elms College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Elms College is 70%.  It ranks #36 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Elms College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,032 out of 1,479 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1000/1170 ACT 21/24). College of Our Lady of the Elms typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.37. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Elms College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to College of Our Lady of the Elms. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 88% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Elms College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
88%
SAT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for College of Our Lady of the Elms
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Elms College ranks #31 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >82%
1085 to 1170 Avg + 70%-82%
1000 to 1085 Avg - 55%-70%
915 to 1000 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 915 Low <39%
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Elms College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-24 
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 21
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 24
Average ACT Score 22

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of Our Lady of the Elms.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College of Our Lady of the Elms admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >85%
22 to 24 Avg + 70%-85%
21 to 22 Avg - 60%-70%
20 to 21 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 20 Low <50%
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Elms College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.37
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into College of Our Lady of the Elms?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Elms College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of Our Lady of the Elms was 3.37 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 70% 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 
4.0 16.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

College of Our Lady of the Elms admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,099 380 1,479
Accepted 779 253 1,032
Acceptance Rate 71% 67% 70%
Enrolled 93 31 124
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to College of Our Lady of the Elms is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of Our Lady of the Elms and what student information is used for admission decisions?

College of Our Lady of the Elms Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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 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.

FAQs

Does College of Our Lady of the Elms prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into College of Our Lady of the Elms?

70% 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.

What SAT score is required for College of Our Lady of the Elms?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1170. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for College of Our Lady of the Elms?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 24. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.