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Discover Purpose. Choose Hope. Lead Change.

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

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Give with Hope – #GivingTuesday

Being part of the Holy Cross community means being part of something bigger than ourselves. Today we show what Holy Cross means to us and come together to share our hope. It’s not about what we give. It’s about why we give.

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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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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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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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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Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

The Holy Cross program offers students opportunities for unity and discovery through a variety of artistic forms.

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Vincent Rougeau Installed as College's 33rd President

Holy Cross marks inauguration of its first Black and lay president with a week of celebrations.

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Dressing the Part

Kurt Hultgren, costume designer extraordinaire, has been helping student actors create characters on The Hill since 1977.

Student Blogs

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OWEN WHALEY '24
To broaden horizons, he is considering study abroad and community service
Hunter Gutt, '23
THIRD-YEAR STUDENT
HUNTER GUTT '23
A Michigan native, he's interested in studying biology, architectural studies and environmental studies

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