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College of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross)

One College Street, Worcester, MA

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College of the Holy Cross is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Worcester, MA, which is a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Nearly two thousand students enroll at College of the Holy Cross annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • History
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. College of the Holy Cross admits approximately 30% of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, around 31% registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.holycross.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $46,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is about $6,600. Some students at College of the Holy Cross may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

The College of the Holy Cross "Crusaders" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.holycross.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates College of the Holy Cross accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is around 2,700 students, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $47,000-$56,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,500-$1,700 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid69%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships54%$34,876
Receiving Student Loans52%$6,407
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, College of the Holy Cross may provide services including:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

College of the Holy Cross has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years89%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years0.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Theatre Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (since 1997)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Holy Cross is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Patriot League)
  • Basketball (Patriot League)
  • Track and Field (Patriot League)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Patriot League)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by College of the Holy Cross by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact College of the Holy Cross for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    37.03%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    69%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    10:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $32,395