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How hard is it to get into Holy Cross and can I get accepted? The school has a 34% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,464 out of 7,200 applicants were admitted making Holy Cross a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of the Holy Cross?
College of the Holy Cross typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>47%|
|1345 to 1430||Avg +||34%-47%|
|1260 to 1345||Avg -||23%-34%|
|1175 to 1260||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 1175||Low||<15%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #12 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of the Holy Cross.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>47%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||34%-47%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||23%-34%|
|26 to 28||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 26||Low||<15%|
College of the Holy Cross has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
57% 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||57%|
|Top 25% of class||90%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||32%||34%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to College of the Holy Cross and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
34% 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 1260 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 28 and 32. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.