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

$28,072 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
75% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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?

75% Acceptance Rate
78% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, UHC may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 22% of accepted students are men and 78% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UHC submitted their SAT scores.UHC received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 18. Composite scores were between 16 and 21.

ACT English Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 15 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 16 to 18 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Holy Cross  ( 16 to 21 )

Can I Afford University of Holy Cross?

$28,072 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UHC is $28,072. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UHC, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,204 a year. That adds up to $24,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UHC is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Holy Cross Undergraduate Student Diversity

341 Full-Time Undergraduates
82% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 881 undergraduate students at UHC, with 341 being full-time and 540 being part-time.


There are also 355 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 341 full-time undergraduates at UHC, 18% are male and 82% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 83
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 166
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

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

97 Took All Classes Online
690 Took At Least One Class Online
37.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 690 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 11th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UHC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Holy Cross was 37.9%. This is the #563 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UHC regardless of major.

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%.


*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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