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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Once it gets warm, all the guys are out in their finest pastels. Everyone wears sperrys, j crew, and vineyard vines. There's a few students who go against this norm, but they're tough to seek out sometimes. Everyone is really friendly. Everyone holds doors for each other. Girls are generally more attractive than the boys here.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Most students dress preppy and always try to look their best when going to class.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Typically, people are very nice and like to have fun on the weekends. However, everyone at Holy Cross is very studious. People truly care about their grades, but everyone also cares about each other -- there's a great sense of camaraderie. Also, guys and girls tend to dress preppy.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Hard to find the one, but plenty if your the type just looking for a good time.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You will find all sorts of girls here at Holy Cross. From athletic to studious and even a mix of both. The good thing about Holy Cross is that everyone is very friendly, so it is very easy to get along with both males and females.

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  • 56th
    Smartest Girls
  • 99th
    Smartest Guys
  • 135th
    Hottest Girls
  • 159th
    Party Guys
  • 175th
    Hottest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Audrey Gehring
Madison, WI
English/Religious Studies
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Given the general lack of diversity at Holy Cross, it’s not surprising that most of the guys and girls are “cut from the same mold.” The campus, as a whole, is extremely preppy, and the majority of students seem to be from upper-middle-class backgrounds, so comparisons to catalogue models are particularly apt. The majority of guys and girls are good-looking in the clean-cut, preppy way. As at any school, people’s appearances vary, but for the most part, the average Holy Cross student is above average in terms of looks.

The hookup scene is an interesting story at Holy Cross. It is de?nitely not a dating school, and most people in serious relationships are dating their high school sweethearts. In most cases, Holy Cross dating seems to be something that happens by accident. Holy Cross is infamous for hooking up and the gossip that ensues from such acts. What passes for a casual relationship is repeated hooking up—hooking up with the same person on weekends, avoiding them all week, and not talking until next Friday’s party. However, serious relationships at Holy Cross are very serious and generally long term—most last years and not months. Interestingly, despite their unwillingness to commit in the undergraduate years, a high percentage of Holy Cross alumni marry other alums!


Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Parties
  3. Class
Social Scene
The social scene centers on alcohol. During the week, students tend to go out to bars, especially on Tuesday and Thursday nights. On weekends, parties dominate. Sundays are usually spent recuperating from Saturday night and getting work done.
Hookups or Relationships?
Random hookups are the norm; there is no such thing as casual dating.
Dress Code
The student body is overwhelmingly preppy. Pajamas are okay to wear to class, so long as it's early in the morning. Otherwise, most students are dressed fairly well and look put together for class. Comparisons to students looking like they just stepped from a J.Crew catalog are pretty much right on target.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 21 responses

  • 29% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 17% None
  • 11% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 9% Casual dating at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 14% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 52% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 29% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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