#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

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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 Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross is a mid-size four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 6,498 prospective students applied, and 2,786 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 821 enrolled in the school.  3,005 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 24 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $55,800 plus fees of $740. Holy Cross is ranked 77 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Holy Cross is rated within the top 18% 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

Very High
College of the Holy Cross overview
SAT 1240/1420
ACT 28/32

Applications Accepted

College of the Holy Cross overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
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$740
Room and Board $16,080
Budget for Other Expenses$900
Total One Year Cost$74,520

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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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