College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Worcester, MA

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Overview

College of the Holy Cross offers 69-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 43%. 50.6% are women, and 49.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. College of the Holy Cross is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at College of the Holy Cross is 32149$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $51772 and $59642 per year. 92% of full-time College of the Holy Cross students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $63,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The College of the Holy Cross is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$32,149
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, College of the Holy Cross students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,808
$30,001 - $48,000$15,152
$48,001 - $75,000$23,098
$75,001 - $110,000$28,718
$110,001+$44,016

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6878

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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28%

Types of financial aids

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1550 of College of the Holy Cross undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes College of the Holy Cross number 18 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at College of the Holy Cross awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$63,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in College of the Holy Cross.

ROTC

ROTC - Navy

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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92%
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College of the Holy Cross graduation rate is above the national average.

92% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to College of the Holy Cross completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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43%

In comparison to National Average

College of the Holy Cross acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.

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43%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so College of the Holy Cross acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 21%.

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43%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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34%

Total

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34%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

96%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The College of the Holy Cross full-time retention rate is 96% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at College of the Holy Cross is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

42
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In College of the Holy Cross the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at College of the Holy Cross and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by One College Street address in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of College of the Holy Cross with 0.71% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

College of the Holy Cross offers 69 programs in total: 69 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 23 universities in Worcester county.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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College of the Holy Cross provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3163 students with 94904 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for College of the Holy Cross

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Overall Rating:

This is the top College in USA!!!

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Overall Rating:

Hard. Wonderful. Life-changing. Inspirational. Supportive. Challenging. Beautiful. Hilly (hard to navigate on crutches for months on end with a knee injury.) Enlightening. Things I learned here many years ago are still essentials in my life. Thank you, Holy Cross.There has to be bike racks here somewhere. It is accessible by public transit. It is 39 miles from the MacColl Field YMCA.

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Looks like if your name is Justin stay away!

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Awesome review! Got all the information in a very timely manner! Thank you very much

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Overall Rating:

I love this place and I don't even go there

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Location & Website

Address: One College Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5087932011

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: holycross.edu

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