3,051
Students
Financial aid thermometer
40,304
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
39
39%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

College of the Holy Cross is a 4-year institution located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 College Street
Worcester, MA  01610-2395
United States
Contact Phone: 508-793-2011

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies Checkmark
Deaf Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Christian Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,622
Applied
2,622
Accepted
3,051
Enrolled
40%
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Female Admissions

3,628
Females Applied
1,300
Females Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,994
Males Applied
1,322
Males Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan December 15th January 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 669 630 700
SAT Math 665 640 710
ACT Composite 30 28 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,100
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Fees

670
Full-time student fees
14,520
Room & board
7,950
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

40,304
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,451
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
41,600
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,413
Avg. Loan Aid
33,023
Avg. Grant Aid
36,836
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,051
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
59%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.43%
Black or African American 4.37%
White or Caucasian 70.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 4.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.48%
Other 3.41%

Gender

Male (47.92%)
Female (52.08%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 91%

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Family Weekend and Purple Pride Day

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
SPUD (community service organization), choral and music groups, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association and Purple Key Society

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

318
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 278
Part-time - 40
Male - 167
Female - 151