College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
14%
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
14%
30-36
50%
24-29
47%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,464
Declined 4,736
Total Received 7,200
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Private

3,174

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

The College of the Holy Cross, established in 1843, 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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,174
Established in 1843
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)

174-acre, suburban campus in Worcester (population: 186,000), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • SPUD (community service organization)
  • choral and music groups
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Purple Key Society

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
  • Purple Pride Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
14%
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
14%
30-36
50%
24-29
47%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,464
Declined 4,736
Total Received 7,200

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,771

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,800
Room & board $15,560
Additional fees $720
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $900
Total $73,980
Average Financial Aid - $6,771
Total with Avg. Aid $67,209
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African Studies
Anthropology
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Deaf Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,174

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,174
students

Female
53%
1,691

Male
47%
1,483

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,142
students

Female
54%
1,672

Male
46%
1,470

2%

32
students

Female
60%
19

Male
40%
13

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

7

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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