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Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. Holy Cross College is committed to helping students develop their passions and skills through a practical and personalized academic experience that educates both the heart and mind. We strive to provide a transformative education, forming scholars, citizens, leaders, and disciples who will make a positive impact on the local and global community. Our unique partnership with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College gives our students countless academic and extracurricular opportunities across our tri-campus community.

Holy Cross College Overview

Holy Cross College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Notre Dame, Indiana. Holy Cross College was founded in 1966 and enrolls 455 undergrads and no graduate students. Holy Cross College offers on-campus housing for up to 353 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Holy Cross College for Fall 2023 is July 28.

Student Involvement at Holy Cross College

Are you interested in music or performing? At Holy Cross College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Holy Cross College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Holy Cross College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Holy Cross College on the Student Life page.

2022 Holy Cross College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 66.9%
Tuition $32,800

Is Holy Cross College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Holy Cross College offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Holy Cross College

It is moderately difficult to get into Holy Cross College. Holy Cross College admitted 91% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 638 students applied to Holy Cross College and 578 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Holy Cross College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at Holy Cross College come back for their second year of college. Around 41% of students who started at Holy Cross College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Holy Cross College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Holy Cross College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 75% of graduates from Holy Cross College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Holy Cross College grads is $35,900 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Holy Cross College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Holy Cross College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Holy Cross College.

Based on this information, does Holy Cross College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Holy Cross College a good school for you?

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Where is Holy Cross College?

Holy Cross College is located in the suburban setting of Notre Dame, Indiana, in the suburbs of Chicago and Indianapolis.

If you would like to see Holy Cross College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Indiana Toll Road 80/90 to Notre Dame, or book a flight to the nearest airport, South Bend International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Holy Cross College and Notre Dame are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Holy Cross College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 28

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 28

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Holy Cross College is Jul 28.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Holy Cross College is Jul 28.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Holy Cross College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Holy Cross College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Holy Cross College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Holy Cross College SAT Scores


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Holy Cross College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Holy Cross College is like? There are approximately 455 students enrolled at Holy Cross College. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from IN and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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