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College of the Holy Cross
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  • 4 Year
  • WORCESTER, MA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
From College of the Holy Cross

College isn’t just about what you want to be — it’s about what you want to do.

For a long time, people have probably asked you what you want to be when you’re older. Now that you’re starting to think about college, that question may seem more important than ever — and even harder to answer. At Holy Cross, we’re interested in a different question: What do you want to do?

We believe the best way to find your path and create a life that’s not only successful, but also truly meaningful, is to follow your interests and curiosity. Everywhere on the Holy Cross campus, you’ll find students doing exactly that. From the teammate who spends hours practicing free throws and the classmate who stays late in the lab mastering a formula to the roommate who devotes evenings to theatre rehearsal, Holy Cross students embrace their talents and passions wholeheartedly. Our welcoming community provides the ideal setting for exploring your abilities, and for discovering what makes you feel most alive.

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College of the Holy Cross Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1290-1430
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,061 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$39,417 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
23%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

Majors

J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

At Holy Cross, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. The J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World is the central hub for experiential learning opportunities, including internships, student research, and community- and project-based learning. These opportunities will help clarify your career aspirations and develop important transferable skills to give you a competitive advantage.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,966 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Intelligent
    34%
  • Ambitious
    31%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Nerdy
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Pompous
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 35 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    39%
  • A Growing Experience
    25%
  • Jesuit
    25%
  • At the cutting edge of liberal arts colleges
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Limited
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$71,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 19 responses

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