»Read MorePoints of Distinction of #5 on Newsweek's "Return On Investment" List Newsweek calculated colleges’ return on investment. The top five schools in the country? Princeton, Amherst, Dartmouth, Williams … and Holy Cross.Read more » Healthy Medical School Acceptance Rate 81% of Holy Cross students and alumni who applied to medical school in 2012 were accepted, significantly more than the national rate of about 45%.Read more » Exceptionally Strong Financial Aid Policies Admissions decisions are made without regard to financial need. Holy Cross meets the full demonstrated need of all students.Read more » #22 on Newsweek's "Most Rigorous" Colleges List Holy Cross boasts a 95% first-year retention rate, among the best in the country. The national average is 77%.Read more » #25 on U.S. News & World Report's List of Best Liberal Arts Colleges Among the 248 liberal arts colleges in the country, U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross at No. 25.Read more » #12 on PayScale's List of Graduates' Salary Potential In PayScale’s analysis of starting and mid-career salaries of bachelor degree graduates, Holy Cross ranked No. 12 nationally among liberal arts colleges.Read more » #21 on Kiplinger's List of Liberal Arts Colleges Kiplinger ranked Holy Cross No. 21 in its list of liberal arts colleges that combine "excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum."Read more » #2 for alumni satisfaction according to The Alumni Factor In a new list that surveys alumni, Holy Cross is No. 2 among liberal arts colleges based on career success, financial success and happiness. Read more » Princeton Review: Holy Cross Among Nation's Best Colleges The publication highlights the College's "rigorous" academics, "fantastic alumni network," "strong student life," and "exceptionally beautiful campus," among others. Read more » Student/Faculty Ratio:10:1 Professors — not graduate assistants — teach all classes at Holy Cross, hold regular office hours and pride themselves on mentoring beyond the classroom.Read more » #8 on U.S. News & World Report's "Alumni's Top 10 Most Loved Schools" More than 52 percent of graduates made a gift to the College, significantly exceeding the national average of 12.8 percent.Read more » Roll Call Reports on Holy Cross in Washington With three current members in the House and a U.S. Senator among its graduates, Holy Cross has one of the highest ratios of Congress members to student enrollment.Read more » A Prestigious History of Fulbright Recipients Holy Cross has long been a top producer of Fulbright students: 14 graduates received Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad in 2013 — a Holy Cross record for a single year.Read more » 5 Faculty Members Have Won Guggenheim Fellowships Five faculty members (Professors Lewis, Stanbury, Phillip, ParkeHarrison, and Golijov) have been honored for "demonstrating exceptional scholarship or creative ability in the arts." Read more » College of the Holy Cross • 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 • (508) 793-2011 Directions & Campus Map | Contact Us | Employment | Campus Directory | Copyright | Privacy Established in 1843, the College of the Holy Cross is exclusively undergraduate, liberal arts and embraces a Catholic, Jesuit identity.