The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,202) than Holy Cross ($54,770).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than Holy Cross.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,420) than Holy Cross (1,345).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (33) than Holy Cross (30).
  • Boston College has more students with 14,720 students while Holy Cross has 2,939 students.
  • Boston College has more full-time faculties with 860 faculties while Holy Cross has 288 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston College and College of the Holy Cross.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Boston CollegeHoly Cross
Boston Collegevs.Holy Cross
Chestnut Hill, MassachusettsLocationWorcester, Massachusetts
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$60,202Tuition & Fees$54,770
45% ($39,582)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($37,758)
$39,582Average Amount of Financial Aid$37,758
32.41 %Acceptance Rates39.60 %
26.15 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,420SAT Score1,345
33ACT Score30
94 %Graduation Rate90 %
4 %Transfer-out Rate5 %
95 %Retention Rate95 %
14,720Student Population2,939
860Number of Faculties288
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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