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 400 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 1050 (25th percentile) - 1390 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 25 (25th percentile) - 33 (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 3.42 to 3.89 for accepted students. 94% of all students that apply are granted admission to Holy Cross College, from which 38% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hcc-nd.edu.

Overall Holy Cross College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Holy Cross College was reported as 93.6% in Fall 2020 with over 532 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

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Holy Cross College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Holy Cross College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Holy Cross College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 91.0%
  • 2017-2018: 81.1%
  • 2018-2019: 88.3%
  • 2019-2020: 93.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 83.2%

How Does Holy Cross College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Holy Cross College is sixty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Goshen College63.0%
Defiance College50.1%
Wabash College64.2%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Bluffton University55.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Holy Cross College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 690
Math510 - 700
Total Score1050 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 35
Math24 - 30
Composite Score25 - 33
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