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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
University Website: www.holycross.edu
Apply Online: admissions.holycross.edu/applying
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The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. In 1962, Time called it one of the Catholic Ivy Universities in American Roman Catholic higher education.

Opened as a school for boys under the auspices of the Society of Jesus, it was the first Jesuit college in New England[citation needed]. Today, Holy Cross is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and is part of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (COWC). Students are encouraged to become "men and women for others" and question, "What is our special responsibility to the world's poor and powerless?" as noted in the College Mission Statement. As of June 2012, the Holy Cross endowment was valued at $655 million.

On July 1, 2000, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. became the president of the college. On February 3, 2011, Fr. McFarland announced his resignation as President of the College, and a national search, led by the Board of Trustees, was conducted to find his successor. On May 7, 2011, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., the Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University, was named as McFarland's successor.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $40,910.00 avg tuition

One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
(508) 793-2011

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.holycross.edu/
Financial Aid:
admissions.holycross.edu/financia..

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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College of the Holy Cross

Statistics:
Applied 7,353
Admitted 2,435 33%
Enrolled total 751
Full Time: 751
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 87%
6-year graduation rate 89%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

College of the Holy Cross

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $40,910.00 $40,910.00 $40,910.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $578.00 $578.00 $578.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $40,910.00 $40,910.00 $40,910.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,270.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $900.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $700.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 73%
Percent receiving grant aid 53%
Avg amount of grant aid $29,654.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 54%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,722.00

College of the Holy Cross

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Italian Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X

College of the Holy Cross Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34,000 February 17, 2017
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017

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