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College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is College of the Holy Cross Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

College of the Holy Cross was awarded 377 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is catholic studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Holy Cross is ranked #32 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Out of the 72 colleges in Massachusetts, Holy Cross is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Holy Cross?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to College of the Holy Cross you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 38%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to Holy Cross submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 710. Math scores were between 650 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of the Holy Cross  ( 640 to 710 )
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SAT Math Scores for College of the Holy Cross  ( 650 to 720 )
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Holy Cross received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for College of the Holy Cross  ( 29 to 32 )
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College of the Holy Cross Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Holy Cross is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Holy Cross is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Holy Cross

Freshmen Retention Rate

College of the Holy Cross has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Holy Cross the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 88%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  88 out of 100
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College of the Holy Cross Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,970 undergraduates at Holy Cross with 2,966 being full-time and 4 being part-time.

How Much Does College of the Holy Cross Cost?

The overall average net price of Holy Cross is $37,292. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Holy Cross

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,036 $19,031 $22,581 $27,807 $48,257

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Holy Cross, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Holy Cross, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,407 a year. That adds up to $25,628 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Holy Cross is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Holy Cross Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Holy Cross with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $71,000 in their early years. This is good news for future Holy Cross graduates since it is 78% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Holy Cross are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Street, Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Phone: 508-793-2011
Website: www.holycross.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collegeoftheholycross
Twitter: https://twitter.com/holy_cross

College of the Holy Cross Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 112 $63,005
Political Science & Government 111 $44,595
General Psychology 110 $38,289
General English Literature 67 $42,402
General Biology 53 $33,993
Romance Languages 49 $37,568
Mathematics 44 $61,144
Chemistry 40 $49,331
History 39 $47,260
International Studies 37 NA

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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