38%

Acceptance Rate

$37,044

Avg.Financial Aid

002141

FAFSA Code

About College of the Holy Cross

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,939

Website

www.holycross.edu

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

College of the Holy Cross is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Worcester, MA. College of the Holy Cross occupies a total area of about 174 acres. Rt Rev. Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ founded College of the Holy Cross in 1843. The motto of the College of the Holy Cross is In Hoc Signo Vinces (Latin) and its official colors are royal purple and white. At College of the Holy Cross, the total enrolment stands at 2,963. The school has an academic staff of Total: 336, - 299 full-time - 37 part-time who teach various courses to the students. There are around 52% of the students who are females and 48% are males at College of the Holy Cross. At CHC, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 177 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Chris Matthews (Commentator, Talk show host), James Collins (Professor, Biomedical Engineer), Timothy Leary (Psychologist, Screenwriter), and Martin B. McKneally (Politician). College of the Holy Cross's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – Patriot League, AHA, and Hockey East. A total of 37 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the College of the Holy Cross is around $785 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

One College Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5087932011
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. College of the Holy Cross has been ranked at the 77th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

38%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to CHC is moderately difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. To kickstart the admission process at CHC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $60. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1260-1430 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 28 might also given admission but the average ACT score at College of the Holy Cross is 30. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395. To gather more information, they can call them at (508) 793-2011.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,050

Average Annual Cost

$52,100

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$670

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,520

Budget For Other Expenses

$900

Total One Year Cost

$69,190

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CHC. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $71,710. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($54,740), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,070), and budget for other expenses ($900). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

95%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$279

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

130 Graduates

Psychology, General

99 Graduates

Political Science and Government

89 Graduates

Mathematics

68 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

65 Graduates

Biology, General

61 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

46 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

43 Graduates

Chemistry

40 Graduates

History

39 Graduates

Sociology

32 Graduates

Music

13 Graduates

Philosophy

12 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

12 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

11 Graduates

Physics

10 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

5 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,939

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

49%

US National: 44%

Female

51%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

73% White

3% Unknown

4% Black

10% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

60%

Out Of State

37%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,333 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

89%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,950/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,570/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,570/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Crusaders

School Colors

purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Patriot League

Total Male Athletes

373

Total Female Athletes

294

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

13

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At CHC, $15,070 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. College of the Holy Cross has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CHC costs around $6,570 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CHC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The college has enrolled around 48% male and 52% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$49,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$71,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$37,044

Students Receiving Federal Grants

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,048

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,279

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$35,194

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$52,578

$30K - $48K

$49,645

$48K - $75K

$48,021

$75K - $110K

$36,891

> $110K

$19,005

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,410,580

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,369,464

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CHC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at College of the Holy Cross is around $32,658 and the federal grant is $6,771. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,290, while the institutional aid is $32,658. At CHC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $3,410,580 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $5,369,464.

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