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 four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,706) than Holy Cross ($56,540).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than Holy Cross.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,475) than Holy Cross (1,330).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (34) than Holy Cross (30).
  • Boston College has more students with 14,934 students while Holy Cross has 2,970 students.
  • Boston College has more full-time faculties with 882 faculties while Holy Cross has 294 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
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$61,706Tuition & Fees$56,540
48% ($43,028)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)64% ($38,819)
$43,028Average Amount of Financial Aid$38,819
32.41 %Acceptance Rates39.60 %
26.15 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,475SAT Score1,330
34ACT Score30
92 %Graduation Rate93 %
6 %Transfer-out Rate5 %
93 %Retention Rate89 %
14,934Student Population2,970
882Number of Faculties294
14 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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