Holy Cross College

Overview of Holy Cross College

Holy Cross can be found in Notre Dame, IN (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Holy Cross is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Holy Cross has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The most common majors at the school are in liberal arts.

Holy Cross Selectivity

Holy Cross does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 475 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 470 to 490, but ranged both higher and lower.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 453 students were enrolled in Holy Cross. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Holy Cross has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Holy Cross offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Independent Midwest Region competitions.

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Contacting Holy Cross

Holy Cross College
54515 State Road 933 North
Notre Dame , IN 46556-0308
General Phone: (574) 239-8400

Holy Cross Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts64liberal arts and sciences
Religion and Philosophy2theology
Education and Teaching0education

Number of programs and degrees for Holy Cross in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree283
Associate's degree381

Holy Cross Student Body

In 2007-2008, Holy Cross had a total enrollment of 453 students (474 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 64%
Women 36%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 55%
20-21 28%
22-24 11%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Holy Cross Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 11 %

Holy Cross Room and Board (2007)

Holy Cross offers campus housing for 263 of its 474 (full-time) students.

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Holy Cross Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal475480
SAT Math470490
SAT Writing490510
ACT Verbal2022
ACT Math1920
ACT Composite2022

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Holy Cross Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,900
Room and board $ 7,700
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Holy Cross participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 726300)

Holy Cross Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1412

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year9$48,1785$45,410
Assistant professoracademic year4$39,8486$41,912
All faculty totalacademic year13$45,61511$43,502

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Holy Cross Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Track Independent Midwest Region

Holy Cross Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

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Holy Cross Highlights

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What Sets Holy Cross Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Holy Cross Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Holy Cross Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Holy Cross Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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