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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Holy Cross College is a private, Catholic college located in Portage Township, Indiana in the South Bend Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 526 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Holy Cross College acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Communications. Graduating 40% of students, Holy Cross College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.
About Holy Cross College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
54515 State Road 933 North
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Website

Holy Cross College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1010-1340
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,713/ 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
$21,034/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
526Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
31
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Friendly
    69%
  • Unique
    23%
  • weird
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • The Experience Matters
    73%
  • God
    18%
  • LOL
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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Holy Cross College Reviews

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I overall enjoyed and continue to enjoy all that Holy Cross College has to offer. It is a smaller college, but that is not synonymous with being a lesser college. We are a close knit family and everyone around campus (be it student, faculty, or staff) knows each other appreciates each other. Being a small campus allows Holy Cross to achieve an experience that even Notre Dame does not have. The students and Professors are able to develop a relationship with each other. People are known by name at Holy Cross and they are remembered. As a student there, I have grown to know so many unique individuals beyond my class mates or Professors. This is the point the Holy Cross drives at and hits home own. We are not just a college at Holy Cross, we are a close knit diverse family all striving to help each other. There is no other university like it!
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This college is very small. Think of it as another high school, everyone knows everyone even if just by face. This is definitely a PWI but it is a safe place for minorities. The professors want the students to succeed and they are dedicated to offering the help that is needed. The University of Notre Dame and Saint Marys College are part of a tri-campus with HCC so you can take classes at all three. Overall, this school could improve but it is relatively new, only starting off in 1996. It will only get better and better.
Holy Cross is a great school. The campus is small but welcoming. It's very easy to navigate your classes. I am apart of an athletic team and having teammates to lean back on is very helpful. The professors are there to help when you need it. Small class size, able to ask questions in class versus if you go to a large school and you are in a lecture with 200 students. The tri-campus is very unique here as well. There are a lot of things to do around the city as well.