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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 2018
Total Full-Time Enrollment 3,102
% Male 48%
% Female 52%
% Minority & International 25%
% Out of State 58%
Residents of:  
# of U.S. States & District of Columbia 47
# of Foreign Countries 24

 

Admissions

Class of 2022 Total %
Applicants 7,054  
Accepted 2,681 38%
Enrolled 868 32%
Middle 50% of test scores Range  
SAT- Math 640-710  
SAT - Reading and Writing 640-710  
ACT- Composite 28-32  

 

Student Life

Percent of Students (Fall 2018)
Housed on Campus 90%  
  Number Participants
Varsity Sports 27 711
Intramural Sports 11  
Club Sports 22  
Student Organizations 103  
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate 95%  
Percent of junior class studying abroad 21%  
Average class size (2017-2018 academic year) 19  

 

Faculty

Fall 2018
Full Time 290
Part Time 38
Percent of FT with Terminal Degree 96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10:1

 

Alumni

2017-2018
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 37,503
Alumni donors 16,944
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $10.4 million
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 25

 

Campus Setting

2018-2019
Population of Worcester (estimated, 2017) 186,000   
Miles west of Boston 44
Miles north of Providence 39
Miles northeast of Hartford 61
Acres 174
Number of Campus Buildings 35
Annual Capital Budget $18.2 million

 

Student Fees

2018-2019
Tuition $52,100
Room & Board (standard) $14,520
Mandatory Fees $670
Total $67,290

 

Financial Aid

Fall 2018
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students Aided 62%
Percent of Students with Need-Based Scholarship/Grants 45%
Average Need-Based Scholarship/Grant $37,537
Total Financial Aid - Fiscal Year 2018 $61.4 million

 

Information Resources

2017-2018
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 651,949
Computers for general student use 298
Residential rooms with network access 100%
Student computer purchase program Yes
Number of multimedia classrooms 16
Number of computer labs 18

 

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/18)
  $ Millions Per Student
Total Net Assets $1,026.5 $338,562
Endowment Market Value $783.2 $258,314
Operating Expenditures $182.9 $60,331

 

Student Outcomes

2017-2018  
Four-year graduation rate:  
For students who graduated 2017-18 90%
Six-year graduation rates:  
For all students who first enrolled in fall 2012 92%
   
For all students who enrolled in fall 2012, by financial aid status:  

Students who received a Pell Grant

91%

Students who received a subsidized Stafford Loan

94%

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

90%
   
Number of degrees awarded: 739
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 5

 

 

Most popular major at graduation
Economics 14%
Psychology 12%
Political Science 11%

History

7%

English

7%
Professional school admissions
Percent admitted to medical school 90%
Percent admitted to law school 90%

Last updated: December 5, 2018 (figures updated annually in November/December)