C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Holy Cross College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
54515 State Road 933 North
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Website
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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
91%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1170
ACT Range
19-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$22,159/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,062/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,906/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,965/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,683/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,068/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
509Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Unique
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • The Experience Matters
    80%
  • God
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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 for me is the best school. It offers everything I need for my major. Even if campus is a little small, thats a good thing by the time you graduate you know everyone. The professors work really hard to give the most one on one time that is possible. I couldn't ask for a better school!
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Holy Cross College offers each and every one of its students an experience unmatched to any other. With round table discussions that make classes engaging, students are given the one on one attention from their professors in order to better understand the material being taught. Outside the classroom, the tri-campus community offers students opportunities to build their resumes with relevant work experience that puts the student's major into practice. Engaging campus life provides students the opportunity to make a positive impact on the school in which they attend. Holy Cross has provided me a foundation to discover my passion for graphic design and marketing and allowed me the privilege to represent the school as the Holy Cross College mascot, Basil the St. Bernard these past four years. As my time at Holy Cross dwindles down, I am left reflecting on my time here and am undoubtedly grateful for the chance to be a Holy Cross Saint.
Holy Cross College is an interesting school. First the school itself only has 600 students, making it one of the smallest institutions in the area; however, due to the school's proximity to both Saint Mary's College and the University of Notre Dame it has the feel of a much larger college or university. Moreover, Holy Cross students have access to the immense amount of resources at Notre Dame, this aspect of the school is what drew me here. The second aspect of Holy Cross that I enjoy is the student to teacher ratio. Due to the fact that the school has a tremendously small student population, students are often in extremely small classes, sometimes with less than five students, and are therefore, expected to interact with their professors. Through this expectation, I have been able to cultivate close relationships with my professors, and ultimately it has helped me to stay on track with my education. In summary, the greatest part of the college experience is being in large environment where you are challenged, while also being able to lean vast and new fields of information, and Holy Cross offers its students the opportunity to be a part of the larger Notre Dame community while simultaneously providing a close knit classroom experience that allows students to flourish.