College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$54,770

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
640
75th
720
25th
650
75th
35
25th
29
75th
30
25th
26
75th
32
25th
29
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,689
Declined 4,398
Total Received 7,087
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Private

3,098

undergraduate students

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Location

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 as well as 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 3,098
Established in 1843
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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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: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
640
75th
720
25th
650
75th
35
25th
29
75th
30
25th
26
75th
32
25th
29

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline December 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,689
Declined 4,398
Total Received 7,087

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$38,819

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,050
Room $8,520
Board $7,040
Additional fees $720
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $71,330
Average Financial Aid - $38,819
Total with Avg. Aid $32,511

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,108,955
State $815,200
Institutional $49,147,992
Other external $63,000
Total $53,135,147

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,959,720
Other external $1,685,537
Total $7,645,257

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Financial Aid Office


P: 508 793-2265
F: 508 793-2527
financialaid@holycross.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

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

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

ballroom dance, equestrian sports, golf, sailing, skiing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, Wiffleball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League, Hockey East (Division I, women's hockey), Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's hockey), Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
African Studies. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Catholic Studies. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Chinese Studies. yes
Comparative Literature. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Dance, General. yes
Deaf Studies. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Policy Analysis. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Technology. yes
Music, General. yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,098

total students

43%

in-state

57%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,098
students

Female
53%
1,639

Male
47%
1,459

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,066
students

Female
53%
1,620

Male
47%
1,446

1%

32
students

Female
59%
19

Male
41%
13

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Student Break-down

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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Greece
Hong Kong
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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