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South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Mount Holyoke College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.2%
Admission Difficulty for Mount Holyoke College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into MHC and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,491 out of 3,908 applicants were admitted making MHC a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Mount Holyoke College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

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 submit SAT scores and 23% submit ACT scores.

MHC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

MHC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Mount Holyoke College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

MHC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Mount Holyoke College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into MHC. 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to MHC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mount Holyoke College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mount Holyoke College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,908 0 3,908
Accepted 1,491 0 1,491
Acceptance Rate 38% ? 38%
Enrolled 496 0 496
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% ? 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
113

Applicants have 113 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mount Holyoke College is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Holyoke College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mount Holyoke College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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.

FAQs

Does Mount Holyoke College prefer SAT or ACT?

57% of students submit their SAT scores to MHC. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mount Holyoke College?

38% of those who apply are granted admission to MHC. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.