Holy Cross College
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 618
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 347 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Holy Cross College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 712 applications and 648 students were granted admission. Holy Cross College is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 45% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 55% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 1170
ACT19 to 29
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Holy Cross College's tuition was $27,810 for all students regardless of residency (3.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Holy Cross College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,172 (which is 5.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Holy Cross College in 2016-2017, was 95, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,743 (which is 31.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Holy Cross College has enrolled a total of 618 students (568 students full-time and 50 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 618 students, 54 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 58% men and 42% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Black/African American: 12%

Hispanic: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 9 largest majors offered at Holy Cross College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 28% 22
Psychology 8% 6
Education 5% 4
Theology And Religious Vocations 5% 4
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 4
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 3
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 2
English Language And Literature/letters 0% 0
History 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Holy Cross College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Holy Cross College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 195 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 195 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 266 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 234 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $36,300
Employment Rate 100% 88%
Total Graduates 195 266

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Holy Cross College.

Saint Mary's College
0.6 mile away
University of Notre Dame
0.8 mile away
Bethel College-Indiana
3.4 mile away
Andrews University
19 mile away
Goshen College
23.9 mile away
Valparaiso University
43.8 mile away
Kalamazoo College
52.8 mile away
Manchester University
54 mile away