Chances of getting into Mount Holyoke College
How hard is it to get into MHC and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,752 out of 3,446 applicants were admitted making MHC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Mount Holyoke College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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MHC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT48%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||680|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1330|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount Holyoke College?
Mount Holyoke College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>64%|
|1415 to 1500||Avg +||51%-64%|
|1330 to 1415||Avg -||38%-51%|
|1245 to 1330||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 1245||Low||<26%|
MHC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT34%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MHC?
Admission data indicates that MHC 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 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Holyoke College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>64%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||51%-64%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||38%-51%|
|27 to 29||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 27||Low||<26%|
Avg. High School GPA3.74
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Mount Holyoke College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount Holyoke College was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MHC accepts 51% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||28%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||5%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
56% of Mount Holyoke College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||56%|
|Top 25% of class||82%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||?||30%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply89
Applicants have 89 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to MHC before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Mount Holyoke College and what considerations affect 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=166939 IPEDS survey data for Mount Holyoke College.