College of the Holy Cross Profile Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

College of the Holy Cross
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College of Holy Cross Admissions Overview:

The College of Holy Cross is a selective school, admitting only 37% of applicants in 2015. To apply, students can submit an application with the Common Application, and should also submit a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2015):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 37%

Holy Cross Description:

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross has an impressive retention and graduation rate, with well over 90% of entering students earning a degree within six years. The college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and the school's 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio means that students will have a lot of personal interaction with their professors.

Founded by the Jesuits in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England, and the school consistently ranks as one of the country's top Catholic colleges. On the athletic front, the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,729 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,176
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,748
  • Other Expenses: $900
  • Total Cost: $61,524

Holy Cross Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 69%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $34,876
    • Loans: $6,407

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 6%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Field Hockey, Rowing, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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