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Discover Purpose. Choose Hope. Lead Change.

Pursue a life of meaning and discovery at the College of the Holy Cross.

Get more than an education - gain a new perspective.

In a diverse community connected by hope, you’ll live, learn, and serve with students, faculty, and alumni who support and empower one another. You’ll solve complex problems, dive deep on what you’re passionate about, and find every opportunity to get involved. Ready to experience life on The Hill?

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Experience more than your college years — start your journey to self-discovery.

Through volunteer work, lively academic discourse, and a thriving social scene, you'll be challenged and supported by lifelong friends, learning and growing side by side.

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Explore Freely

Our academic programs are both rigorous and varied. At the intersection of the liberal arts and our Jesuit tradition, you’ll have every opportunity to explore your interests, and dive deep on your chosen path. 

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Life on Campus

Serve meals at a local food pantry, score a few extra points on one of our 27 athletic teams, or get to know your fellow Crusaders over a latte at Cool Beans. However you spend your time at Holy Cross, you’ll find friends and fulfillment.

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Cheer and Compete

Looking to compete at a high level? With 27 NCAA Division I teams, it’s no wonder our campus is filled with Crusader spirit. And if you’re a casual athlete, you can join an intramural team. If you’re a fan, there’s always something to cheer for. 

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Do Good

Life at Holy Cross means participating: in dialogues, in discussion, and in service. Guided by our Jesuit motto “men and women for and with others,” we are determined to leave an impact on those around us. 

Why Holy Cross?

Student-to-faculty ratio
10:1
of demonstrated student need is met
100%
first-year retention rate
96%
average class size
19
Division I varsity athletic teams
27
classes taught by teaching assistants
0

Holy Cross News

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Rougeau: What Higher Ed Can Learn From Ukraine

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for Times Higher Education on what we should learn from Ukraine's fight for democracy.

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Science Complex to be Named for Dr. Anthony Fauci '62

Fauci, a classics major at Holy Cross, has advised eight presidents and led the nation’s response to health crises for nearly four decades.

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Holy Cross Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The 2022 rankings by the Chronicle of Higher Education continue the College’s long history as a leading producer of student scholars
 

Student Blogs

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Admission: Not Impossible
Admission
Get the inside story on the Holy Cross college application process from our staff and students
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First-Year Student
Mia Burgio '25
The Buffalo native chose Holy Cross for its strong sense of community
Hunter Gutt
Third-Year Student
Hunter Gutt '23
A Michigan native, he's interested in studying biology, architectural studies and environmental studies

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