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Holy Cross SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into College of the Holy Cross

Average Score and SAT Requirements

College of the Holy Cross is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1360

The average composite SAT score for admitted College of the Holy Cross freshman is 1360 out of 1600. Holy Cross students have the 77th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1360 is in the 93rd percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1290 to 1430

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1290 to 1430. The 75th percentile score is 1430 while the 25th percentile score is 1290.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Holy Cross but we estimate it to be around a 1220 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 685

The average score for Holy Cross students on the math portion of the SAT is 685 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 650 and the 75th percentile score 720.

Average SAT Reading Score 675

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 640 to 710 and the average score for College of the Holy Cross students is 675.

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at College of the Holy Cross based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 37.9%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1430 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1430 or higher is very competitive at Holy Cross and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 54% or higher.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1360 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1360 to 1420 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 38% to 52%.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1290 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1290 to 1350 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 24% to 36% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1220 to 1280 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 23% chance of admission to Holy Cross. SAT scores below 1220 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to College of the Holy Cross by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 85%
1590 83%
1580 82%
1570 81%
1560 79%
1550 78%
1540 76%
1530 74%
1520 73%
1510 71%
1500 69%
1490 67%
1480 65%
1470 63%
1460 61%
1450 58%
1440 56%
1430 54%
1420 52%
1410 49%
1400 47%
1390 45%
1380 42%
1370 40%
1360 38%
1350 36%
1340 34%
1330 32%
1320 30%
1310 28%
1300 26%
1290 24%
1280 23%
1270 21%
1260 20%
1250 18%
1240 17%
1230 16%
1220 15%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166124 IPEDS survey data for College of the Holy Cross.