#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Student Population
College of the Holy Cross overview
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Online holycross.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
College of the Holy Cross overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 7,200 prospective students applied, and 2,464 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 829 enrolled in the school.  2,913 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 26 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $54,050 plus fees of $690. Holy Cross is ranked 72 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Holy Cross is rated within the top 17% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
College of the Holy Cross overview
SAT 1260/1430
ACT 28/32
Applications Accepted
College of the Holy Cross overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for College of the Holy Cross
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$690
Room and Board $15,070
Budget for Other Expenses$900
Total One Year Cost$71,710

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$80,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of the Holy Cross students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 33%
Psychology 11%
English and Literature 11%
Foreign Languages 9%
History 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166124 IPEDS survey data for College of the Holy Cross.

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