Stonehill College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Stonehill College
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Stonehill College is a Catholic liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 70%. Located on a 375-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts, Stonehill has a 12-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. Students can choose from 47 majors and 51 minors. Outside of academics, students at Stonehill can join a range of on-campus clubs and organizations, including theater clubs, art groups, the school's newspaper, recreational sports, and religious clubs. In athletics, the Stonehill Skyhawks compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast Ten Conference.

Considering applying to Stonehill College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Stonehill College had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Stonehill's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,609
Percent Admitted 70%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Stonehill College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Stonehill may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 650
Math 560 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Stonehill College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Stonehill scored between 570 and 650, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher is competitive for Stonehill.

Requirements

Stonehill College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Stonehill participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Stonehill does not require the essay section of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Stonehill has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 10% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Stonehill's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Stonehill College received a composite ACT score between 24 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Note that Stonehill does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Stonehill participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Stonehill does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the middle 50% of Stonehill College's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.13 and 3.6. 25% had a GPA above 3.6, and 25% had a GPA below 3.13. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Stonehill College have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Stonehill College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Stonehill College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Stonehill College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Stonehill College, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Stonehill College also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay, short answer response, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Stonehill recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if scores are outside Stonehill's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most admitted applicants had high school grades in A-/B+ range or higher. Admitted students tended to have combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. A high percentage of accepted students had GPAs in the "A" range. Grades are much more important than test scores at Stonehill because the college is test-optional.

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