Holy Cross College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 308, 54515 State Rd. 933 North
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308
Tel: (574)239-8400
Fax: (574)239-8323
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hcc-nd.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 150-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $5342 per student. Total enrollment: 492. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 459 applied. Full-time: 471 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 21 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 12 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 2% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $18,300 includes full-time tuition ($10,750), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($7100). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $345 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Advisory Committee, Campus Ministry, Volunteers in Support of Admissions, intramural athletics. Major annual events: Campus Open House, All College Picnic, Opening Mass. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, 24-hour patrols by trained personnel on certain days. 300 college housing spaces available; 239 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Holy Cross Library with 15,000 books, 23,000 microform titles, 160 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $133,131. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Notre Dame.

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