Admissions Information

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school at College of the Holy Cross. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$-1
Admission Informationwww.holycross.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationhttps://www.holycross.edu/admissions-aid/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 42.87% and the yield is 29.47%. 2,980 men and 3,518 women applied to Holy Cross and 1,246 men and 1,540 women students were accepted. Among them, 380 men and 441 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,4982,9803,518
Admitted2,7861,2461,540
Enrolled821380441
Acceptance Rate 42.87%41.81%43.77%
Yield 29.47%30.50%28.64%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 325 students (40% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 159 students (19%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 710 (75th) and 610 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 28 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math610710
ACT Composite2832
ACT Math2531
ACT English2734
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at College of the Holy Cross are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply College of the Holy Cross.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Holy Cross Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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