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Think of your education as a great adventure: Your professors are your guide, your classmates are your fellow travelers, and knowledge is the buried treasure. Embark on a mission of intellectual discovery at Holy Cross and be delighted by the opportunities and surprises along your journey. 

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Your academic journey
Explore Freely and Dive Deep

Whether you know what you want to study or you’re still searching for your calling, Holy Cross’ academic programs are both rigorous and varied. Our commitment to an exploratory, liberal arts environment means you’re encouraged to explore your potential and uncover new passions.

The Holy Cross Approach
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Liberal Arts and Jesuit Education
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Engaged Learning
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Discovery and Research
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Mentored Learning
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Inspiring the Leaders of the Future

Our faculty members have received widespread acclaim for their research, publications and creative pursuits — and they funnel this knowledge and passion into every class of Holy Cross students. 

Academic Offices and Departments

Get the details on all Holy Cross has to offer: Browse our academic departments and offices, course offerings, contact information, and more.

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Asking Questions, Uncovering Truths

Immerse yourself in the art of discovery at Holy Cross. Our students work on the front lines of research and exploration, getting out of the classroom to pursue solutions for the complex challenges of our time. As a result, students are ready to take on the world, graduating at a 93% rate. 

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Support From the Start

There’s always someone at Holy Cross who’s ready and willing to help out, whether you have questions about campus or admission, or just need a listening ear.

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Look Forward

Want a sneak peek into all you can achieve with an education from Holy Cross? Look no further than our esteemed alumni. 


Graduation rate
Fulbright winners over the past five years