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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 2016
Total Full Time Enrollment 2,910
% Male 49%
% Female 51%
% Minority & International 25%
% Out of State 60%
Residents of:  
# of U.S. States & Territories 50
# of Foreign Countries 18

 

Admissions

Class of 2019 Total %
Applicants 6,693  
Accepted 2,574 38%
Enrolled 765 30%
  Range  
Middle 50% of combined SAT scores 1230-1370  
Percent from public schools 50%  

 

Student Life

Percent of Students ( Fall 2016)
Housed on Campus 86%  
  Number Participants
Varsity Sports 27 706
Intramural Sports 12  
Club Sports 21  
Student Organizations 97  
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate 96%  
Percent of junior class studying abroad 25%  

 

Faculty

Fall 2016
Full Time 279
Part Time 36
Percent of FT with Terminal Degree 93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 9.6:1

 

Alumni

2015-2016
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 36,771
Donors to Holy Cross Fund 16,912
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $9.7 million
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 25

 

Campus Setting

2016-2017
Population of Worcester (2014) 185,000   
Miles west of Boston 44
Miles north of Providence 39
Miles northeast of Hartford 61
Acres 174
Number of Buildings 35
Annual Capital Budget $17.8 million

 

Student Fees

2016-2017
Tuition $48,295
Room & Board (standard) $13,225
Mandatory Fees $645
Total $62,165

 

Financial Aid

Fall 2016
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students Aided 57%
Percent of Students with Need-Based Scholarship/Grants 41%
Average Need-Based Scholarship/Grant $35,521
Total Financial Aid 2015 $50.7 million

 

Information Resources

2015-2016
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 647,168
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 6/30/16)
  $ Millions Per Student
Total Net Assets $865.3 $298,892
Endowment Market Value $681.0 $235,231
Operating Expenditures $170.7 $58,948

 

Student Outcomes

2015-2016  
Four-year graduation rate:  
For students who graduated 2015-16 88%
Six-year graduation rates:  
For all students who enrolled in fall 2010 92%
   
For all students who enrolled in fall 2010, by financial aid status:  

Students who received a Pell Grant

92%

Students who received a subsidized Stafford Loan

92%

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

91%
   
Number of degrees awarded: 699
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 7

 

 

Most popular major at graduation
Economics 17%
Psychology 13%
Political Science 10%

English

7%

Chemistry

7%
Professional school admissions
Percent admitted to medical school 82%
Percent admitted to law school 96%

Last updated: December 2, 2016 (figures updated annually in November/December)