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Tuition & Fees

$48,940

$48,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
63%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
27%
600-699
55%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
33%
18-23
5%
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
5%
30-36
55%
24-29
42%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,442
Declined + 4,153
Total Received 6,595
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Private (nonprofit)

2,916

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Political Science
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Codes

SAT 3282
ACT 1810

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School Facts

Established in 1843, the College of the Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The campus occupies 174 acres overlooking the city and features traditional and contemporary architecture and state-of-the art facilities. Holy Cross is exclusively an undergraduate institution assuring students of highly personalized intellectual exploration.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,916
Established in 1843
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Worcester, MA

174-acre, suburban campus in Worcester (population: 183,016), 45 miles west of Boston. Served by air, bus, and train; major airports serve Boston and Providence. School operates transportation to consortium schools, Worcester Art Museum, nearby shopping malls, and other area sites; Zip Car program available. Public transportation serves campus.

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
61%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
63%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
27%
600-699
55%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
30-36
62%
24-29
33%
18-23
5%
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
5%
30-36
55%
24-29
42%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,442
Declined + 4,153
Total Received 6,595

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ann Bowe McDermott
Director of Admissions
P: 800 442-2421
F: 508 793-3888
admissions@holycross.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,645,465
State $786,452
Institutional $35,773,261
Other external $0
Total $39,205,178

Non-need-based

Federal
State $0
Institutional $2,766,606
Other external $1,889,853
Total $4,656,459

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division III, women's ice hockey); Patriot League, Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
Mascot
Crusaders
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Architectural Studies
Asian Studies
Biology
Catholic Studies
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Computer Science
Deaf Studies
Economics
Economics/Accounting
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
History
International Studies
Italian
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Studies in World Literature
Theatre
Visual Arts History
Visual Arts Studio
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Undergraduate

100%

2,916
students

Female
50%
1,471

Male
50%
1,445

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,885
students

Female
51%
1,450

Male
49%
1,435

undergraduatePart-time

2%

31
students

Female
68%
21

Male
32%
10

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
Ireland
Nigeria
Singapore
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ann Bowe McDermott
Director of Admissions
508 793-2443
admissions@holycross.edu

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