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Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is Catholic college with 524 students located in Notre Dame, IN.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body - the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace. Holy Cross College is a Catholic community of higher education that forms competent minds and courageous hearts for leading purposeful lives. The college advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross through a practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum that applies timeless principles to contemporary life in the world.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 524
Gender 63% Male / 37% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 95% Full Time / 5% Part Time
Geography 36% In State / 64% Out of State / 10% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 30% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 69%
Multi-racial 2%
International 10%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : May 3. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

49% of students live on-campus.

79% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, student center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: employment services for undergraduates placement services for graduates alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration english as a second language (esl) double major dual enrollment of high school students honors program liberal arts/career combination internships teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (37%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (16%), Psychology (12%), English Language and Literature (8%), Elementary Education and Teaching (5%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

President John R. Paige
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 23
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 60 : 39
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 21
Tenure Track Faculty 34
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 43

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 45/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 72.3% accepted of 715 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 26
English20 - 24
Math18 - 25
Writing8 - 10
 
SATMath430 - 530
Reading440 - 550
Writing400 - 520

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Class Rank, Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities, Level Of Applicants Interest

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Character Personal Qualities, First Generation College Student, Interview, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 2 4
Social Studies 2 4
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,154 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $10,554
$30K-$48K $18,034
$48K-$75K $19,740
$75K-$110K $18,177
$110K+ $20,532

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $24,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,778 Same as On-Campus
Fees $900 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,245 $5,015
Books $1,103 $1,103
Total (before financial aid) $34,026 $29,796

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 66% $7,184
Federal Scholarships/Grants 30% $4,452
Institutional Grants 97% $9,444
Other Federal Grants 6% $1,000
Other Loans 7% $12,115
Pell Grants 30% $4,246
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 16% $4,644
Student Loans 66% $8,476

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.hcc-nd.edu/admissions/1/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.hcc-nd.edu/admissions/1/financial-aid.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

42% of students graduated on time.

48% of students graduated in six years.

65% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Holy Cross College participates in the NAIA for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Baseball Brian Blondell (Get recruited )
Soccer Marco Koolman (Get recruited )
Basketball Mike McBride (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Geriann Druyos (Get recruited )
Basketball Aimee Niespodziany (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#88 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#3 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#27 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#185 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#195 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#244 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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