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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 1330

The average composite SAT score for admitted College of the Holy Cross freshman is 1330 out of 1600. Holy Cross students have the 129th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1330 is in the 90th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1240 to 1420

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1240 to 1420. The 75th percentile score is 1420 while the 25th percentile score is 1240.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Holy Cross but we estimate it to be around a 1150 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 660

The average score for Holy Cross students on the math portion of the SAT is 660 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 610 and the 75th percentile score 710.

Average SAT Reading Score 670

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 630 to 710 and the average score for College of the Holy Cross students is 670.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

40 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to College of the Holy Cross

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 42.9%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1420 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 59% or higher.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1330 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1330 to 1410 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a slightly above average chance of acceptance, around 43% to 57% but admission is competitive.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1240 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1240 to 1320 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 28% to 41% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Holy Cross with a 1150 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1150 to 1230 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 27% chance of admission to Holy Cross. SAT scores below 1150 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to College of the Holy Cross by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 84%
1590 83%
1580 82%
1570 81%
1560 80%
1550 78%
1540 77%
1530 76%
1520 75%
1510 73%
1500 72%
1490 70%
1480 69%
1470 67%
1460 66%
1450 64%
1440 62%
1430 61%
1420 59%
1410 57%
1400 55%
1390 54%
1380 52%
1370 50%
1360 48%
1350 47%
1340 45%
1330 43%
1320 41%
1310 40%
1300 38%
1290 36%
1280 35%
1270 33%
1260 31%
1250 30%
1240 28%
1230 27%
1220 26%
1210 24%
1200 23%
1190 22%
1180 21%
1170 19%
1160 18%
1150 17%
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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.