Holy Cross College

54515 State Road 933 North, Notre Dame, IN

Campus image of Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is a nonprofit private university that has a large number of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Notre Dame, IN, in a predominantly suburban area. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Holy Cross College, with only around 450 students enrolled, provides a low student to teacher ratio and hands on instruction as part of its commitment to students.

Areas of study available at Holy Cross College include:

  • Business Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Communications
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 19 - 24 on the ACT or 1310 - 1650 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of admission. Roughly 80% of all students that applied were accepted at Holy Cross College, with 44% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $25,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The Holy Cross College Saints participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Ice Hockey (NAIA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, tuition information, programs offered, and much more can be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

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

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Holy Cross College has a total student population of about 580, where graduate students make up roughly 36% of the student body.

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 $27,000-$32,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $990 for part time students
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $12,000, which includes nineteen meals provided every week

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 Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$14,167
Receiving Student Loans57%$10,596
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Holy Cross College may provide services to students like:

  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Holy Cross College is around 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years42%
Graduating in 5 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Holy Cross College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field, X-Country
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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 Holy Cross College 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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature


Liberal Arts and Sciences


Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

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 Holy Cross College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

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