General Information About Holy Cross College
Re-articulation of Mission Statement Holy Cross College is a Catholic community of higher learning that forms competent minds and courageous hearts for leading purposeful lives. The College advances the apostolic mission of its founders, the Brothers of Holy Cross, through a practical, experiential liberal arts curriculum that applies timeless truths to contemporary life throughout the world. Educational Values Holy Cross College will adhere to a set of educational values that emanates from the charisms of the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross and addresses each person’s holistic nature of mind, body, and spirit. In its educational programs and learning culture, the College will value and promote the high degree of integration and synthesis between: Faith and understanding (reason), as discerned through the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition; The curricular and co-curricular in personal discovery, learning, and expressive opportunities; A strong liberal arts core and the pragmatic application of knowledge gained through the liberal arts; A knowledge of self and a knowledge of a global society; Recognition and development of individual talents and the call to express those talents in society and the world at large; An understanding of the perennial questions and challenges intrinsic to the human condition and the particular challenges of contemporary life and society; The competency to see and the courage to act. Educational Promise Because of its mission, size, institutional orientation, and location, Holy Cross College can make the promises of an educational experience that: Places each student in close relationship with faculty members; Invites and celebrates the full recognition and expression of personal talents and leadership of each student; Encourages expression of personal talents in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, in professionally-oriented experiences, and in service to the larger (and global) community; Reflects, both in content and style of delivery, the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and contextualizes learning and knowing both for an individual’s intended professional and personal pursuits and for living in a contemporary global society; Teaches the knowledge and competencies of the liberal arts and the professions for each student’s preparation for and confident participation in the “real,” free-market world; Provides for each student’s personal transformation consistent with her or his stage of development and across intellectual, spiritual, social, professional, and physical dimensions; Leverages to the best advantages of its students the rich academic, co-curricular, social, and spiritual resources of the Holy Cross College-Saint Mary’s CollegeUniversity of Notre Dame community; Carries forward, interprets, and extends the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition, sacramental community, and personal call to service, especially as interpreted and witnessed by the charisms of the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 406 Percent Admitted 98% Men Admitted 98% Women Admitted 97% Full Time Retention Rate 52%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 475 480 Math 470 490 Writing 490 510
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 20 22 English 20 22 Math 19 20 Writing 19 20
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 529 Native American 1.0 Asian 10.0 African American 32.0 Hispanic 44.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 436 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0