Holy Cross College

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Holy Cross College can be found in Notre Dame, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Holy Cross College has only about 500 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1270 (25th percentile) - 1600 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Holy Cross College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. 72% of all students that apply are granted admission to Holy Cross College, from which 30% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hcc-nd.edu.

Overall Holy Cross College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Holy Cross College was reported as 72.3% in Fall 2013 with over 715 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1270 - 1600
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Holy Cross College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Holy Cross College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Holy Cross College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 97.5%
  • 2010-2011: 78.0%
  • 2011-2012: 84.0%
  • 2012-2013: 83.4%
  • 2013-2014: 72.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.7%

How Does Holy Cross College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Holy Cross College is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Goshen College55.1%
Hebrew Theological College93.0%
Grace Bible College74.9%
Defiance College71.6%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design61.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Holy Cross College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math430 - 530
Writing400 - 520
Total Score1270 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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