If you are considering submitting an application to Mount Holyoke College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who submit their applications to Mount Holyoke College for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Mount Holyoke College's admissions stats.
|Mount Holyoke College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||50.24%|
|Mean SAT Score||1402|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||24%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Mount Holyoke College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||January 1|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Mount Holyoke College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 1.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Mount Holyoke College is 54%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 52%. Last year, Mount Holyoke College admitted 151 of the 278 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college because they hope it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2022, Mount Holyoke College waitlisted 530 students and 276 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 2 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Mount Holyoke College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Mount Holyoke College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Mount Holyoke College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Mount Holyoke College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mount Holyoke College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. Mount Holyoke College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34.38% submitted a class rank. At Mount Holyoke College 50.24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78.47% were in the top 25% and 96.17% were in the top 50%.
At Mount Holyoke College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||32.19%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.27%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6.88%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.66%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.61%|
|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 Mount Holyoke College directly.
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.
Mount Holyoke College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Mount Holyoke College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 24% of Mount Holyoke College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Mount Holyoke College applicants, you should aim to earn between 1340 and 1470 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mount Holyoke College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1470 and 25% of scored lower than 1340, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Mount Holyoke College student is 1402.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mount Holyoke College students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mount Holyoke College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.
To be most competitive at Mount Holyoke College, you should strive to earn between 31 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mount Holyoke College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mount Holyoke College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Mount Holyoke College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Mount Holyoke College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mount Holyoke College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mount Holyoke College.
Does Mount Holyoke College accept transfer credits?
✅ Mount Holyoke College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Mount Holyoke College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Mount Holyoke College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mount Holyoke College?
❌ No, Mount Holyoke College is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Mount Holyoke College's acceptance rate?
✅ Mount Holyoke College has an acceptance rate of 52%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mount Holyoke College?
✅ Mount Holyoke College's early decision acceptance rate was 54% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Mount Holyoke College? Mount Holyoke College is a very selective institution. The Mount Holyoke College acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mount Holyoke College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mount Holyoke College is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
35 and Above
31 to 35
31 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mount Holyoke College is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Mount Holyoke College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1470 and Above
1340 to 1470
1340 and Less
The median SAT score for Mount Holyoke College students is 1402. Applicants with SAT scores of 1470 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mount Holyoke College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1470 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mount Holyoke College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mount Holyoke College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.87. 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.
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