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College of the Holy Cross

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1843
Affiliation: Roman Catholic - Jesuit
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,821
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $544,347,462
Admissions Address

1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Website

http://www.holycross.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@holycross.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ann Bowe McDermott
Admissions office telephone: (508) 793-2443
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 1
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 30
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 34%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 34%
Total applicants: 6,706
Total acceptances: 2,313
Total freshman enrollment: 754
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,149
Male acceptances: 1,071
Male freshman enrollment: 338
 
Female applicants: 3,557
Female acceptances: 1,242
Female freshman enrollment: 416
Out-of-state freshmen: 63%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,246
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 391
Students enrolled from waiting list: 17

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 93%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 41%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 59%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 – 680
Math: 600 – 690
Combined: 1190 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 17.0% 20.0%
600-699 58.0% 57.0%
500-599 23.0% 20.0%
400-499 2.0% 3.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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