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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA, USA
3.91 Average Rating

Founded by Jesuits, the College of the Holy Cross is a liberal arts college in Worcester and the oldest Roman Catholic school in New England. Holy Cross confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic fields of study and is also home to 10 student-designed majors. As a Jesuit institution, Holy Cross schedules Catholic masses every day of the school year and sponsors regular retreats including an LGBTQ Retreat. The college also encourages students to get involved in the surrounding area through its Student Programs for Urban Development community service organization.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
42%
Out of State Students
58%
0
100
40%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,051
Total Number of Undergrads
3,051
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
90%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
92%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,005
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$52,770
Out-of-State Tuition
$52,770
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,963
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
104
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Washington
Chicago
Hartford
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$65,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Holy Cross is a welcoming community based of Jesuit values. The students are engaged in their classes as well as the outside community and are always working to become more well-rounded and worldly people. Although small, the college is a setting that fosters growth in every aspect of a student's life.
Hunter from Oro Valley, AZ
Holy Cross is a great college that focuses primarily on the success of its students in academics, the community, and their spirituality. This exclusively undergraduate college allows for opportunities in research that only graduate students receive at other universities. Overall, if a student is willing to work hard, they will have a rewarding experience at Holy Cross.
Stephanie from Plantsville, CT

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