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What are the academic and extracurricular benchmarks for an accepted Holy Cross student?

As I'm finalizing my college list, I'm curious about how my profile stacks up. Could someone share what the typical accepted student at Holy Cross has in terms of GPA, test scores, and ECs? I'm trying to gauge if my extracurriculars align with what they're looking for and if my academics are in range.

8 months ago

Understanding the benchmarks for a school like Holy Cross is a great step to making sure you're a competitive applicant. Typically, Holy Cross accepted students have a strong academic record with a GPA often in the A- range (somewhere above a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale). For standardized tests, students admitted to Holy Cross usually sit in the middle 50% range of 1300-1450 for the SAT and 28-32 for the ACT. Keep in mind that Holy Cross is test-optional, however, so submitting scores is up to you.

As for extracurriculars, students at Holy Cross tend to have a pattern of involvement that shows commitment and leadership. It could be in a variety of areas—community service, sports, arts, or club leadership positions. They value a well-rounded student body so there isn't a specific 'type' of EC they're looking for. Just make sure your activities reflect genuine interest and show a level of dedication and impact. Show how you've grown, what you've learned, and how you've contributed to your community through these activities.

8 months ago

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