Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be a buzzword among students and college admissions officers alike . What does it mean to you?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at College of the Holy Cross, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Excellent Diversity Overall
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, College of the Holy Cross is ranked #159 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
College of the Holy Cross is pretty normal when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,275 in the nation.
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The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at College of the Holy Cross if it is available.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At College of the Holy Cross, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #154 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,421 males and 1,366 females.
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If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among College of the Holy Cross' faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've caluclated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 37.2% of the students attending College of the Holy Cross come from within Massachusetts. This puts College of the Holy Cross' level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #247.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at College of the Holy Cross
There is a relatively small community of about 40 international students at College of the Holy Cross representing 13 countries. For all the details, go to the College of the Holy Cross International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by learners who are the same age, while others seek input from other age groups.
The traditional college student ranges in age from 18 to 22. We were able to determine the student body age rage for most of the colleges in our database. Unfortunately, we were not able to do so for College of the Holy Cross, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- How is College of the Holy Cross doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how College of the Holy Cross is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to College of the Holy Cross?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.