Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)


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College of the Holy Cross is ranked 15 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 27 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 44%
Applicants who took ACT 22%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+24%
600-69953%
600+77%

SAT Math Score

700+21%
600-69963%
600+84%

ACT Score

30-3655%
24-2943%
24+98%

Students applied6,595
Students admitted2,442
Admission rate37%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,295
Fees$645
Room and board$13,225
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$62,865

Cost after need-based aid$29,151
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,335

Average debt at graduation$25,613

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$63,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$33,714
Average non-need-based aid$37,530

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,916

Full-Time

Men1,435
Women1,450

Part-Time

Men10
Women21

Freshmen retained96%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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