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Holy Cross at a Glance

The College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is a highly selective, four year, undergraduate, liberal arts institution and is ranked among the nation's leading four year liberal arts colleges.

Enrollment

Fall 2015
Total Full Time Enrollment 2,885
% Male 50%
% Female 50%
% Minority & International 24%
% Out of State 62%
Residents of:  
# of U.S. States & Territories 53
# of Foreign Countries 15

 

Admissions

Class of 2019 Total %
Applicants 6,595  
Accepted 2,442 37%
Enrolled 738 30%
  Range  
Middle 50% of combined SAT scores 1220-1380  
Percent from public schools 51%  

 

Student Life

Percent of Students ( Fall 2015)
Housed on Campus 91%  
  Number Participants
Varsity Sports 27 730
Intramural Sports 12  
Club Sports 21  
Student Organizations 108  
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate 96%  
Percent of junior class studying abroad 27%  

 

Faculty

Fall 2015
Full Time 296
Part Time 38
Percent of FT with Terminal Degree 94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 9.7:1

 

Alumni

2014-2015
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 35,493
Donors to Holy Cross Fund 16,416
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $9.3 million
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 25

 

Campus Setting

2015-2016
Population of Worcester (2014) 183,000   
Miles west of Boston 44
Miles north of Providence 39
Miles northeast of Hartford 61
Acres 174
Number of Buildings 35
Annual Capital Budget $13.7 million

 

Student Fees

2015-2016
Tuition $46,550
Room & Board (standard) $12,748
Mandatory Fees $626
Total $59,924

 

Financial Aid

Fall 2015
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students Aided 56%
Percent of Students with Need-Based Scholarship/Grants 43%
Average Need-Based Scholarship/Grant $33,714
Total Financial Aid 2015 $49.1 million

 

Information Resources

2014-2015
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 641,019
Computers for general student use 485
Residential rooms with network access 100%
Student computer purchase program Yes
Number of multimedia classrooms 40+
Number of computer labs 10

 

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/15)
  $ Millions Per Student
Total Net Assets $903.6 $309,970
Endowment Market Value $721.3 $247,448
Operating Expenditures $165.9 $56,921

 

Student Outcomes

2014-2015  
Four-year graduation rate:  
For students who graduated 2014-15 91%
Six-year graduation rates:  
For all students who enrolled in fall 2009 92%
   
For all students who enrolled in fall 2009, by financial aid status:  

Students who received a Pell Grant

89%

Students who received a subsidized Stafford Loan

93%

Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

91%
   
Number of degrees awarded: 725
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 2

 

 

Most popular major at graduation
Economics 17%
Psychology 13%
Political Science 11%

English

9%

Biology

7%
Professional school admissions
Percent admitted to medical school 80%
Percent admitted to law school 92%

Last updated: December 8, 2015 (figures updated annually in November/December)