College of the Holy Cross

One College Street, , MA 01610-2395
Tel: (508)793-2011
Private, non-profit | 2,912 students
The College of the Holy Cross is, by tradition and choice, a Jesuit liberal arts college serving the Catholic community, American society, and the wider world. As a liberal arts college, Holy Cross pursues excellence in teaching, learning, and research. All who share its life are challenged to be open to new ideas, to be patient with ambiguity and uncertainty, to combine a passion for truth with respect for the views of others.

School Overview:

College of the Holy Cross
CountyWorcester County, MA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
323 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,912 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,877 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
35 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition NotesAcademic year 13-14
Percent Admitted33%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)610-690450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)610-700460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)610-700440-570
ACT English (25-75%)26-3319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)26-3018-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-106-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3120-25

School Notes:

  • Holy Cross offers students a broad-based liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition. Highly-ranked nationally by all widely regarded sources, Holy Cross holds itself to its own high standards of teaching, learning, and research. The College devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate education and promotes close ties between students and faculty. The College is dedicated to forming a community which supports the intellectual growth of all its members while offering them opportunities for spiritual and moral development. In a special way, the College must enable all who choose to do so to encounter the intellectual heritage of Catholicism, to form an active worshipping community, and to become engaged in the life and work of the contemporary church.
    • The campus is designed for learning. The hilltop setting provides inspiring views, the architecture and landscaping are inviting, and the facilities and technology are first rate. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a forward-looking city of 180,000 that has many resources, including 13 colleges and universities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross has three performance theaters, two art galleries, a concert hall, ballroom, dance studio and a movie theater.
    • A Holy Cross education is an experience of discovery. Our approaches to learning encourage you to explore many fields of knowledge, immerse yourself in your main interests, develop your individual talents, and find your place in the world. Studying the liberal arts prepares you for all aspects of life. You learn to think critically and independently, communicate clearly, and become a problem solver – skills that are highly valued in any career. And you learn to appreciate all that life has to offer.
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