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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism, General Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Deaf Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition/writing Studies, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Catholic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Health Policy Analysis Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,498
Applied
2,786
Accepted
3,138
Enrolled
43%
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Female Admissions

3,518
Females Applied
1,540
Females Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,980
Males Applied
1,246
Males Accepted
42%
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 March 25th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st June 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 666 630 710
SAT Math 662 610 710
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

57,600
Private
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Fees

760
Full-time student fees
16,620
Room & board
9,100
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

44,210
Avg. Financial Aid Package
45,608
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
46,543
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,542
Avg. Loan Aid
18,790
Avg. Grant Aid
40,706
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

3,138
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.85%
Black or African American 4.4%
White or Caucasian 71.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 4.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.67%
Other 2.67%

Gender

Male (45.12%)
Female (54.11%)

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 87%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Purple Pride Day, Commencement and Parents Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Programs for Urban Development, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Black Student Union and Habitat for Humanity

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
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 Checkmark No
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Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
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Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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

Faculty

342
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 306
Part-time - 36
Male - 175
Female - 167
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