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South Hadley, Massachusetts

MHC Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Mount Holyoke College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.8%
Admission Difficulty for Mount Holyoke College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into MHC and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate. 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1330-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

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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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mount Holyoke College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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MHC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
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. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Holyoke College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mount Holyoke College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mount Holyoke College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
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

High School Class Rank

56% of Mount Holyoke College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mount Holyoke College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Mount Holyoke College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,446 0 3,446
Accepted 1,752 0 1,752
Acceptance Rate 51% ? 51%
Enrolled 529 0 529
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% ? 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Holyoke College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mount Holyoke College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mount Holyoke College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.