The acceptance rate at Holy Cross is 38%. It ranks #16 in Massachusetts and #138 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Holy Cross is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,689 out of 7,087 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 11 percent (SAT 1290/1430 ACT 29/32). Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Holy Cross application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to College of the Holy Cross. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1290|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1360
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of the Holy Cross?
College of the Holy Cross typically prefers applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1220. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. Holy Cross ranks #13 in Massachusetts and #77 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||30
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Holy Cross?
Admission data indicates that Holy Cross regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Massachusetts and #84 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of the Holy Cross.
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College of the Holy Cross has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
61% of College of the Holy Cross freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||61%|
|Top 25% of class||86%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||25%||27%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to College of the Holy Cross is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to College of the Holy Cross and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166124 IPEDS survey data for College of the Holy Cross.
38% of those who apply are granted admission to Holy Cross. Admission competition is high 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 1290 and 1430. 0% 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 29 and 32. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.