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Holy Names University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Holy Names University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 375 out of 872 applicants or 43% were admitted making Holy Names University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Holy Names University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 552 320 872
Accepted 248 127 375
Acceptance Rate 45% 40% 43%
Enrolled 86 33 119
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 26% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Holy Names University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Holy Names University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Holy Names University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 860 1020
SAT Reading 440 510
SAT Math 420 510
ACT Composite 15 21
ACT English 15 21
ACT Math 15 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >56%
18 to 21 Avg + 43%-56%
15 to 18 Avg - 31%-43%
12 to 15 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 12 Low <21%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1020 and Above Good >56%
940 to 1020 Avg + 43%-56%
860 to 940 Avg - 31%-43%
780 to 860 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 780 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Holy Names University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Holy Names University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Holy Names University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 27% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 33% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 85 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Holy Names University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115728 IPEDS survey data for Holy Names University.



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