|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into MHC and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,826 out of 3,480 applicants were admitted making MHC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent. Mount Holyoke College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mount Holyoke College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 57% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1390|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount Holyoke College?
Mount Holyoke College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>65%|
|1385 to 1500||Avg +||52%-65%|
|1270 to 1385||Avg -||39%-52%|
|1155 to 1270||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 1155||Low||<27%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MHC?
Admission data indicates that MHC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Holyoke College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>69%|
|28 to 30||Avg +||52%-69%|
|27 to 28||Avg -||43%-52%|
|26 to 27||Reach||35%-43%|
|Less than 26||Low||<35%|
What GPA do you need to get into Mount Holyoke College?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into MHC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount Holyoke College was 3.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 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 52% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||28.87%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||24.93%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||8.4%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.31%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||1.84%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
81.93% of Mount Holyoke College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||49.4%|
|Top 25% of class||81.93%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Lower 50% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||?||25%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Mount Holyoke College is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to Mount Holyoke College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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.
57% of students submit their SAT scores to MHC. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
52% of those who apply are granted admission to MHC. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1500. 57% 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 27 and 30. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.