Roughly a third of all applicants to Stonehill College will be rejected. Nearly all successful applicants have standardized test scores and high school grades that are above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most admitted applicants had high school grades in the "B+" / "A-" range or higher. Admitted students tended to have combined SAT scores of 1700 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 24 or better. A high percentage of accepted students had GPAs up in the "A" range. Grades are much more important than test scores at Stonehill -- the college is test-optional.
Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some applicants with grades and standardized test scores that were on target for Stonehill College did not get in. Also note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Stonehill's admissions process is based on more than numbers. The college uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions folks will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, they will want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. You can further strengthen your application by doing an optional interview.
To learn more about Stonehill College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Stonehill College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?