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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

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College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

About College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross or Holy Cross is a private, undergraduate, Roman Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross 25th in the U.S. among liberal arts colleges in 2014. Holy Cross is the only Catholic college among the top 50 liberal arts schools on the U.S. News list.

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Located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

One College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610-2395, Worcester County

College of the Holy Cross Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2023 Best Colleges in America

#375 of 6828

2023 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

#24 of 173

2023 Top Religious Colleges in Massachusetts

#2 of 19

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at College of the Holy Cross is Social Sciences followed by Psychology, Languages & Linguistics, English and Mathematics.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from College of the Holy Cross within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni