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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 2013
 
   
Total Full Time Enrollment
2,877
% Male 50%
% Female 50%
% Minority & International 23%
% Out of State 63%
Residents of: 
# of U.S. States & Territories 47
# of Foreign Countries 20
 

Admissions

Class of 2017
Total
%
Applicants 7,115  
Accepted 2,346 33%
Enrolled 722 31%
 
Range
Middle 50% of combined SAT scores 1220-1390
Percent from public schools 50%
 

Student Life

Percent of Students
   
Housed on Campus 92%  
 
Number
Participants
Varsity Sports 27 703
Intramural Sports 12 1,200
Club Sports 22
 
Student Organizations
100
 
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate
95%
 
 

Faculty

Full Time 279
Part Time 44
Percent of FT with Doctorate 96%
Student to Faculty Ratio
10:1
 

Alumni

2012 - 2013
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 34,440
Donors to Holy Cross Fund 16,708
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $9,304,000
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 30
 

Campus Setting

Population 183,000
Central Massachusetts  
45 miles west of Boston  
40 miles north of Providence  
45 miles northeast of Hartford  
Acres  174
Number of Buildings  38
 

Student Fees

2014 - 2015
Tuition $45,080
Room & Board (standard) $12,350
Mandatory Fees $612
Total $58,042

Financial Aid

Fall 2013
Percent of Students Aided 61%
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students with Scholarship/Grants 53%
Average Grant Award $30,295
Total Financial Aid 2013 $45,669,000

Information Resources

2012 - 2013
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 638,516
Computers for general student use 485
Residential rooms with network access 100%
Student computer purchase program Yes

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/13)
 
Per Student
Total Net Assets $ 723,648,000
$249,362
Endowment Market Value $ 634,912,000 $218,784
Operating Expenditures $ 155,541,000
$53,598
 

Student Outcomes

2012 - 2013
Six-year graduation rates:
For all students that enrolled in fall 2007 91%
   
For all students that enrolled in fall 2007, by financial aid status:  
                 Students that
                 received a
                 Pell Grant
88%
                 Students that
                 received a
                 subsidized
                 Stafford Loan
92%
                 Students that
                 did not receive a
                 Pell Grant or
                 subsidized
                 Stafford Loan
92%
   
Number of degrees awarded: 704
Median GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.25
   
Most popular major at graduation:
Psychology 14%
Economics 14%
Political Science 12%
History 8%
English 8%
Professional school admissions:
Percent admitted to medical school 81%
Percent admitted to law school 90%

Last updated: December 2, 2013 (figures updated annually in November)