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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 2014
 
   
Total Full Time Enrollment
2,904
% Male 51%
% Female 49%
% Minority & International 23%
% Out of State 63%
Residents of: 
# of U.S. States & Territories 50
# of Foreign Countries 16
 

Admissions

Class of 2018
Total
%
Applicants 5,302  
Accepted 2,298 43%
Enrolled 774 34%
 
Range
Middle 50% of combined SAT scores 1230-1380
Percent from public schools 49%
 

Student Life

Percent of Students
   
Housed on Campus 91%  
 
Number
Participants
Varsity Sports 27 714
Intramural Sports 12  
Club Sports 21
 
Student Organizations
100
 
Honor Societies 20  
Freshmen Retention Rate
94%
 
 

Faculty

Full Time 287
Part Time 45
Percent of FT with Terminal Degree 96%
Student to Faculty Ratio
10:1
 

Alumni

2013 - 2014
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 34,970
Donors to Holy Cross Fund 16,207
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $9,437,000
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 30
 

Campus Setting

Population 182,500
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 2014
Percent of Students Aided 60%
Percent of Need Met 100%
Percent of Students with Need-Based Scholarship/Grants 46%
Average Need-Based Scholarship/Grant $32,207
Total Financial Aid 2014 $46,035,000

Information Resources

2013 - 2014
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 640,634
Computers for general student use 485
Residential rooms with network access 100%
Student computer purchase program Yes

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/14)
 
Per Student
Total Net Assets $ 835,659,000
$289,356
Endowment Market Value $ 726,053,000 $251,403
Operating Expenditures $ 157,208,000
$54,435
 

Student Outcomes

2013 - 2014
Six-year graduation rates:
For all students that enrolled in fall 2008 92%
   
For all students that enrolled in fall 2008, by financial aid status:  
                 Students that
                 received a
                 Pell Grant
92%
                 Students that
                 received a
                 subsidized
                 Stafford Loan
91%
                 Students that
                 did not receive a
                 Pell Grant or
                 subsidized
                 Stafford Loan
93%
   
Number of degrees awarded: 679
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 9
   
Most popular major at graduation:
Economics 14%
Political Science 11%
English 11%
Psychology 10%
History 10%
Professional school admissions:
Percent admitted to medical school 91%
Percent admitted to law school 91%

Last updated: November 24, 2014 (figures updated annually in November)