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Stonehill College

Easton, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

Stonehill Admissions

Stonehill College is very difficult to get into. Around 68% of applicants get into Stonehill College each year. Out of 6,961 applications received in 2023, 4,712 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Stonehill College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/15 and the application fee costs $60.

Students who apply to Stonehill College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Stonehill College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Stonehill College's admissions stats.

Stonehill College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19.45%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 56%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist Yes

Stonehill College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Stonehill College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes December 1 December 31
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 15

Considering Applying Early to Stonehill College?

Stonehill College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 31.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Stonehill College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Stonehill College is 88%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%. Last year, Stonehill College admitted 113 of the 128 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Stonehill College Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Stonehill College is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Stonehill College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Stonehill College

Stonehill College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Stonehill College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Stonehill College

What does Stonehill College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Stonehill College for more information on admission factors.

Stonehill College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Stonehill College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Stonehill College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Stonehill College?

Students admitted to Stonehill College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 45% submitted a class rank. At Stonehill College 19.45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50.85% were in the top 25% and 88.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Stonehill College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Stonehill College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Stonehill College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 56% of Stonehill College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Stonehill College?

To be competitive with other Stonehill College applicants, you should strive to score between 1130 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Stonehill College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Stonehill College students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Stonehill College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at Stonehill College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 28.5 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Stonehill College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 28.5 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Stonehill College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Stonehill College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Stonehill College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 31.

Transfer students can enroll in Stonehill College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Stonehill College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Stonehill College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Stonehill College.

Does Stonehill College accept transfer credits?

✅ Stonehill College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Stonehill College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Stonehill College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Stonehill College?

❌ No, Stonehill College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Stonehill College's acceptance rate?

✅ Stonehill College's acceptance rate is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Stonehill College?

✅ Stonehill College's early decision acceptance rate was 88% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Stonehill College?

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Stonehill Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Stonehill? Stonehill is a very selective institution. The Stonehill acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Stonehill Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Stonehill is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Stonehill is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Stonehill SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1280


Math SAT Range

550 - 640


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

Stonehill GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Stonehill, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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