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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 2017
Total Full Time Enrollment 3,020
% Male 48%
% Female 52%
% Minority & International 26%
% Out of State 60%
Residents of:  
# of U.S. States & District of Columbia 48
# of Foreign Countries 24

 

Admissions

Class of 2021 Total %
Applicants 6,622  
Accepted 2,622 40%
Enrolled 819 31%
Middle 50% of test scores Range  
SAT- Math 630-700  
SAT - Reading and Writing 640-710  
ACT- Composite 28-31  

 

Student Life

Percent of Students (Fall 2017)
Housed on Campus 91%  
  Number Participants
Varsity Sports 27 667
Intramural Sports 10  
Club Sports 21  
Student Organizations 104  
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate 95%  
Percent of junior class studying abroad 23%  
Average class size (2016-2017 academic year) 19  

 

Faculty

Fall 2017
Full Time 278
Part Time 40
Percent of FT with Terminal Degree 95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10:1

 

Alumni

2016-2017
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 37,130
Alumni donors 16,979
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $10.4 million
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 25

 

Campus Setting

2017-2018
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 Campus Buildings 35
Annual Capital Budget $18.6 million

 

Student Fees

2017-2018
Tuition $49,980
Room & Board (standard) $13,690
Mandatory Fees $650
Total $64,320

 

Financial Aid

Fall 2017
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students Aided 61%
Percent of Students with Need-Based Scholarship/Grants 44%
Average Need-Based Scholarship/Grant $36,836
Total Financial Aid - Fiscal Year 2017 $54.0 million

 

Information Resources

2016-2017
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 649,629
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 6/30/17)
  $ Millions Per Student
Total Net Assets $955.5 $327,333
Endowment Market Value $748.9 $256,577
Operating Expenditures $175.8 $60,213

 

Student Outcomes

2016-2017  
Four-year graduation rate:  
For students who graduated 2016-17 87%
Six-year graduation rates:  
For all students who first enrolled in fall 2011 92%
   
For all students who enrolled in fall 2011, by financial aid status:  

Students who received a Pell Grant

94%

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: 667
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 13

 

 

Most popular major at graduation
Economics 16%
Psychology 13%
Political Science 11%

Mathematics

9%

English

8%
Professional school admissions
Percent admitted to medical school 75%
Percent admitted to law school 88%

Last updated: December 2, 2017 (figures updated annually in November/December)