Location
Worcester, MA
Undergrads
2,891
Tuition
$43,400
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 567 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus. Public safety is great and if anything occurs nearby students will also step up and help.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A dorm room is a dorm room. They are close to the campus center and not too far from classrooms and dining halls.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have strong school spirit. My favorite games to attend are hockey and soccer. Our facilities are nice and the new AD is great.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: HC is a beautiful school! Everyone has their own favorite places to study and hang out. I love the Science building to study in. The architecture of the college is breath taking everyday as you walk to class.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good for the normal student, but is difficult being an athlete. When you have practice and can't go to the dining hall because it is closed, the only option is Crossroads which is fried, unhealthy foods.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is not great, but they definitely try to recruit minorities.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love the professors! They are the best. The classes are very hard, but definitely worth it! Lots of work.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree is very high from Holy Cross. Employers will notice you attended Holy Cross and take that into account when looking at your GPA and resume.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Spring Weekend is crazy! Everyone goes out on Thursdays. Fridays are quiet nights most of the time.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Worcester is known for having great dining options, especially Shrewsbury St. Holy Cross provides shuttles to Shrewsbury St so it is accessible. Brew City has great food!

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: About 90% of students live on campus. It is more convenient to live on campus with everyone and it is more safe.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are great. There is a group for everyone, whether it be athletic, smart, involved, preppy, or all of the above. People are friendly and willing to help you.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some parts are new and amazing. Others not so much. Some parts of the school really do need to be updated such as Dinand Library.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Students say Holy Cross' workload is harder than most Ivy Leagues. I don't know if this is entirely true, but the academics here are truly rigorous. Don't expect college to be like high school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are great and so is the education.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay. Just the typical off-campus dining you'd think would be available for college students. Pizza, Chinese, wings, Mexican, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Despite playing division 1 athletics, sports are not that important to our school. There is a great system for intramural and club sports for those not in a varsity sport.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In my experience, the health and safety of my school is great. No problems so far.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Holy Cross has some of the best financial aid assistance in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great major choices for a liberal arts college. There are quite a variety but obviously not as much in comparison to a major national university. We have most of the major subject areas covered through our majors.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Holy Cross has a great education. The small classroom sizes and interactions with the professors really make Holy Cross great. The facilities are relatively new and there are great opportunities on and off campus.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Worcester is not a good college town. Other than the fact that our school is closed off from the city, there isn't much to do in Worcester.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Majority white. Majority lean right. Irish-Catholic college, what do you expect?

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Typical east coast fashion - preppy. Lots of Vineyard Vines and brand companies like Abercrombie.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not a lot of students choose off-campus housing because our campus is relatively small compared to most schools. Not really worth it to live off-campus.

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Audrey Gehring
Hometown
Madison, WI
Major
English/Religious Studies
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Students were mixed, though generally positive, about their overall view of Holy Cross. The social scene seems to be the victim of most criticism, but there is no question that Holy Cross provides all its students with a first-rate education.

Most students are friendly, outgoing, and fun, and making friends is not a problem. However, some students complain about the school’s homogeneity. Few students seem to want to do anything that is outside of the norm. In all though, most students are very happy at Holy Cross, as evidenced by the school’s unusually high retention rate.

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