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University of Holy Cross Overview

University of Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Holy Cross Known For?

107 Undergraduate Awards
$27,539 Avg Cost After Aid
46% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UHC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at UHC is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 54% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Holy Cross Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UHC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Student Counseling Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Holy Cross?

Location of University of Holy Cross

Contact details for UHC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
Phone: 504-394-7744

How Do I Get Into UHC?

You can apply to UHC online at:

Admission Requirements for UHC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UHC?

46% Acceptance Rate
81% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Holy Cross is 46%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 19% of accepted students are men and 81% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UHC submitted their SAT scores.UHC received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 17 to 22 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 18 to 22 )

Can I Afford University of Holy Cross?

$27,539 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
9.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UHC is $27,539. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UHC, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,250 a year. That adds up to $25,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UHC is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Holy Cross Undergraduate Student Diversity

472 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 923 undergraduate students at UHC, with 472 being full-time and 451 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UHC

There are also 332 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 472 full-time undergraduates at UHC, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UHC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Holy Cross students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UHC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 114
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 246
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

Over 3 countries are represented at UHC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Philippines, and Bulgaria.

Online Learning at University of Holy Cross

84 Took All Classes Online
597 Took At Least One Class Online
300.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UHC. In 2017-2018, 597 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UHC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 31st most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UHC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Holy Cross was 300.4%. This is the #198 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UHC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UHC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 34%
Student Counseling 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UHC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UHC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Curriculum & Instruction #3
Nursing #30
Education #35
Health Professions #55

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Holy Cross Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 36 0 0 36
Educational Administration 0 0 25 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 0 3 20 0 23
Business Administration & Management 0 8 9 0 17
General Biology 1 7 5 0 13
Other Education 0 0 0 12 12
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 11 0 11
Allied Health Professions 1 10 0 0 11
Student Counseling 0 3 7 0 10
Health Sciences & Services 0 7 0 0 7
Other Psychology 0 0 0 7 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 6 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 4 0 0 5
Accounting 0 4 0 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 3 0 0 3
General Psychology 0 3 0 0 3
Food Science Technology 0 2 0 0 2
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 2 0 2
Marketing 0 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 104 82 19 208


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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