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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
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)||33%||?||33%|
Applicants have 113 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are 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.
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.