College of the Holy Cross

The College of Holy Cross, locally referred to as just "Holly Cross", is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of the Roman Catholic Church and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). It was established in 1843 and is on the oldest Catholic colleges in the United States. It is also the only Catholic higher education institution that U.S. News & World Report ranks among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the United States.

Holy Cross has an annual enrollment just north of 2,800 students and a full-time faculty of 240. It offers a liberal arts curriculum with majors in 28 fields of study. Upon graduation students receive their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. In order to graduate, students are required to complete 32 semester courses. Mandatory core courses required for graduation include philosophy, history, arts, religion, math, languages, literature, social science and natural sciences. The most popular majors at Hold Cross are English, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

The College of Holy Cross was ranked 19th in the nation among liberal arts colleges by USA Today and 2nd in the United State among Catholic colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Holy Cross is ranked among the top 3% of four-year colleges in terms of the number of graduates it produces who go on to earn a doctorate degree.

General Information

Phone Number: (508) 793-2011
Address: One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 2,900+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's
In-State Tuition $ 38,237
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,252
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government

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