About Holy Cross

From academics and athletics to opportunities for spiritual development, the Holy Cross undergraduate experience is among the best in the nation — preparing students for fulfilling leadership roles in every aspect of life.

Get the facts about Holy Cross — from the need-to-know (enrollment of 2,900 students) to the lesser known (96 percent of our faculty members hold doctoral degrees).
Our Jesuit identity informs all we do. By living as “men and women for and with others,” everyone in our community shares in an ongoing process of intellectual, social and spiritual growth.
Holy Cross has a vibrant history. Here’s the thumbnail version: Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J., founded the College in 1843. Over the past 170+ years, our student body has grown from six students to 2,900.
What drives the Holy Cross community? It all comes down to mission.
Working alongside Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, Holy Cross’ exceptional leaders offer guidance and counsel that benefits everyone in our community.
See where Holy Cross ranks according to publications such as the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. (Hint: Among the best.)
Connect with vital services at Holy Cross — from Dining Services to Educational Technology.
From community outreach to activities that support local economic development, Holy Cross is proud to play an active and positive role in our home of Worcester.
We’re fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Get a bird’s-eye view of Holy Cross via our webcams. The cameras provide live, streaming video 24/7.
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