College of the Holy Cross

459 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
College of the Holy Cross is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

College of the Holy Cross Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$26,172/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,808/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,152/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,098/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,718/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,016/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,754Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    46%
  • Intelligent
    31%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Pompous
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    58%
  • Jesuit
    25%
  • A Growing Experience
    8%
  • Limited
    8%

After College of the Holy Cross

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

459 reviews
  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    153
  • Average
    163
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    17
The sense of community that is present at this school is astounding. No matter what your religion or background, everyone on campus -- from students to faculty to resident Jesuits -- wants to help facilitate a healthy environment for learning and friendship for everyone. I have not had a single bad experience with anyone at this school.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I have absolutely loved my Holy Cross experience thus far. Financially, it is extremely difficult to stay at the school, and I'm going to be in debt for quite a while. However after having completed 2 years on the hill, I have faith that it is all truly worth it. My only other issue is that there are very few LGBTQIA+ students on campus that are confidently "out," and it saddens me to see it especially when almost every student I have met has been extremely welcoming to me and other out individuals. I'm hoping that I see more and more students feel more comfortable with themselves on campus, and more LGBTQIA+ students enrolling! If you are one of these students, definitely be aware that there may not be as many students like you and I on campus, but it is still an extremely welcoming atmosphere and I did not have any problem at all being my true self.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
When applying to colleges, Holy Cross was my dream school. I'm thankful every day that I was admitted, because I have had the most incredible college experience here. Not only have I had amazing three years here socially and made life-long friends, but I've learned and grown as a person, a student, and a member of society. Everyone is so friendly, intelligent and ambitious, and really pushes each other to be their best selves. Holy Cross is definitely a work hard-play hard atmosphere, but the party scene--whether it's a night at the bar or a day drink off campus-- makes all the work we do worth it.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago