College of the Holy Cross Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Worcester, MA, College of the Holy Cross is one of the best universities in the state of Massachusetts. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for College of the Holy Cross in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is College of the Holy Cross.

1 College Street Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 793-2443
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: College of the Holy Cross

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 36
Score: 72
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.5
Graduation and retention ranking: 4
Average freshman retention rate: 95.5%
6-year graduation rate: 94.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 89%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 5
Faculty resources ranking: 89
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 54.6%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.9%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 10:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 92.9%
Student selectivity ranking: 47
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1180-1350
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 61%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 90%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 33.8%
Financial resources rank: 49
Alumni giving rank: 8
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 52.5%

Essential Facts: College of the Holy Cross

  • Students at Holy Cross are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity . 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC).
  • In 2018-2019, the College administered over $60 million in need-based financial assistance to approximately 1,800 students.
  • College of the Holy Cross is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #286 nationwide.

College of the Holy Cross History

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 89%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 40%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: basketball, ice hockey, soccer
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer
Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook