Rating: Red

College of the Holy Cross

Introduction: Give us Barabbas!

Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England. The college is committed to undergraduate teaching. But Holy Cross has shed most of its religious identity—enshrining in place of Christian doctrine a postmodern leftist orthodoxy. Nevertheless, a small number of committed conservatives on campus fight to defend what’s left of the school’s heritage of Catholic liberal arts education.

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School Criteria

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Region
New England
State
Massachusetts
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Total enrollment
2,500 – 7,499
SAT CR/Verbal Midrange
> 550
SAT Math Midrange
> 550
ACT Midrange
> 28
Applicants
2,500 – 7,499
Applicants accepted
20% – 34%
Tuition (general/out of state)
$40,000 – $49,999
Room and board
$8,000 – $11,999
Student-faculty ratio
< 10:1
Most popular majors
Economics, English, Psychology
Campus Politics
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