Tool December 2017

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 13 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 25 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 38%
Applicants who took ACT 23%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+19%
600-69958%
600+77%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69961%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3650%
24-2947%
24+97%

Students applied6,693
Students admitted2,574
Admission rate38%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,980
Fees$650
Room and board$13,690
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$65,320

Cost after need-based aid$29,799
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,107

Average debt at graduation$25,446

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$65,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,521
Average non-need-based aid$40,213

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,941

Full-Time

Men1,427
Women1,483

Part-Time

Men11
Women20

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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