Is Holy Cross the Right Fit?

Holy Cross is a home for inquisitive minds, forward-thinking scholars and service-focused advocates. Though our students have varied backgrounds and faiths, they share the common goal of creating a better world than the one they were born into. 

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When it comes to academics, you explore freely and dive deep.

 While many students enter Holy Cross with ideas about academic areas they’d like to pursue, each first year student enters undeclared, without a major.  This allows first-year students to explore classes that inspire them or that they’re simply just curious about.

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You care about safeguarding the environment.

At Holy Cross, sustainability isn’t a buzzword — it’s our collective responsibility. Safeguarding the environment for future generations reflects our Jesuit mission. We embrace this challenge at all levels of our institution — from College-wide initiatives that reduce electrical usage to student-driven programs that promote climate-friendly practices.

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You’re engaged in your community.

At Holy Cross, we understand that learning extends beyond the classroom walls to the playing fields to the theater to the community to the working world to neighborhoods and homes.  Composed of more than 40 diverse community partnerships, Student Programs for Urban Development involves over 500 student volunteers who answer the Holy Cross call to be “people for and with others” throughout greater Worcester.

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You’re excited by hands-on learning

Research gives Holy Cross students the opportunity to dig into their academic passions, to design research projects, work closely with faculty members and transform knowledge into action within a hands-on, experiential setting.  Many Holy Cross students begin participating in research as early as sophomore year. We encourage you to dive in as soon as possible.

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You’re curious to learn more about Holy Cross

Maybe you’ve visited, interviewed or joined us for virtual student events. You’re motivated by the prospect of becoming a part of the Holy Cross community, and are active in the admission process.