College of the Holy Cross

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College of the Holy Cross, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Worcester, MA, a predominately urban area. College of the Holy Cross has an enrollment of about three thousand students.

33% of all those who apply are granted admission to College of the Holy Cross, from which 31% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall College of the Holy Cross Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for College of the Holy Cross was reported as 33.0% in Fall 2013 with over 7,120 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of the Holy Cross has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 36.5%
  • 2010-2011: 35.5%
  • 2011-2012: 33.1%
  • 2012-2013: 33.5%
  • 2013-2014: 33.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 33.7%

How Does College of the Holy Cross Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for College of the Holy Cross is sixty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Clark University61.5%
Becker College62.6%
Assumption College74.2%
Anna Maria College77.6%
Nichols College80.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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