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Facts & Figures

Holy Cross at a Glance

The College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Holy Cross is a highly selective, four year, undergraduate, liberal arts institution and is ranked among the nation's leading four year liberal arts colleges.

 

Enrollment

Fall 2010
Total Full Time Enrollment
2,862
% Male 46%
% Female 54%
% Minority & International 20%
% Out of State 63%
Residents of: 
# of U.S. States & Territories 45
# of Foreign Countries 19

Admissions

Class of 2014
Total
%
Applicants 6,911  
Accepted 2,451 35%
Enrolled 727 30%
 
Range
 
Middle 50% of combined SAT scores 1190-1370  
Percent from public schools 50%  

Student Life

Percent of Students
   
Housed on Campus 89%  
 
Number
Participants
Varsity Sports
27
696
Intramural Sports
6
1,350
Club Sports
19
Student Organizations
102
 
Honor Societies
20
 
Freshmen Retention Rate
94%
 

Faculty

Full Time 252  
Part Time 63  
Percent of FT with Doctorate 95%  
Student to Faculty Ratio
11:1
 

Alumni

2009 - 2010
Holy Cross Alumni of Record 33,022  
Donors to Holy Cross Fund 16,337
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $8,629,000  
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 27   

Campus Setting

Population 175,000  
Central Massachusetts    
45 miles west of Boston    
40 miles north of Providence    
45 miles northeast of Hartford    
Acres  174  
Number of Buildings  37  

Student Fees

2011 - 2012
Tuition $40,910  
Room & Board (standard) $11,270  
Mandatory Fees $578  
Total $52,758  

Fall 2010        Financial Aid

Percent of Students Aided 61%  
Percent of Need Met 100%  
Percent of Students with Scholarship/Grants 48%  
Average Grant Award $27,090  
Total Financial Aid 2010 $36,116,000  

Information Resources

2009 - 2010
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 627,987  
Computers for general student use 485  
Residential rooms with network access 100%  
Student computer purchase program Yes  

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/10)
Per Student
Total Net Assets $ 575,769,000
$197,927
Endowment Market Value $ 522,494,000
$179,613
Operating Expenditures $ 140,764,000
$48,389

Student Outcomes

2009 - 2010
Four-year graduation rate 90%  
Six-year graduation rate 93%  
Number of degrees awarded 716  
Median GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.30  
Most popular major at graduation:
Economics 16%  
English 12%  
Political Science 11%  
Psychology 11%  
History 8%  
Professional school admissions:
Percent admitted to medical school 78%  
Percent admitted to law school 84%