The College of The Holy Cross

The College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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Set up high on a hill above the city of Worcester, and an hour from Boston, here sits a liberal arts Catholic college dedicated to the Jesuit traditions. Students and the community as a whole take giving back to their community very seriously. They are spiritual, both giving and receiving. Sports are taken seriously and they can beat schools 10 times their size. This traditional college campus that speaks to the true sense of what you envision, won’t disappoint.

• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 2,855
• Admit rate – 38%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA, CSS Profile
• Retention rate – 95%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 630-710/28-31
• Student to faculty ratio – 10:1
• Classes are small, 66% have less than 20 students
• 176 acre campus is a registered arboretum
• $90M expansion of their recreation center is their latest construction project
• First year students participate in the program Montserrat, integrating both the living and learning on campus
• Health professions students have a high acceptance rate to medical schools
• Philosophy and religious studies are strong
• Professors are known for providing help
• Religious influence is more so than at other Jesuit schools
• 2/3 of students are Catholic
• No Greek life, dorm life is center stage for the social scene, where residence halls compete against each other
• D1 athletics

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