YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 465 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Classes were interesting and engaging. Professors were helpful if you reached out to them, which most of them encouraged for you to do. Courses were challenging and good study habits are essential to excel in them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There are a good amount of employers reaching out to campus and trying to recruit students. There was a lot of encouragement to do years of service after school and continue education.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus works hard to teach about resources and safety specially for incoming first years as they get taught about possible scenarios during orientation.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Dorms were your average college type. The biggest perk is that the more seniority you have the easier it is to get the housing of your choice. For the most part the dorms are spacious and were always active with activities for the students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: As a fan supporter the athletics department provided many ways for the students to be able to participate in the athletic events. There were always opportunities were nonathletic students could participate in, such as working at the games or for the athletic offices. As for the other fans they always provided freebies and equipment for the fans to come to the games. The school spirit was always at the top.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It has a great Liberal Arts curriculum that allows you to explore all aspects of its education. You get to explore many different classes that you would have not thought of and that turn out to be awesome. As for uniqueness the school offers many retreat opportunities, it offers many ways for students to study abroad (not just an year or semester you have a month long semester option and even classes that have study tours out of the country), in addition it has amazing volunteering opportunities that allows for you to reach out to the community and help make a difference in the life of the people of Worcester.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school does an excellent job at keeping our campus secure both on and off hours. Should something serious occur, the school also does well in informing the students and faculty of the problem and how the school intends to resolve it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The best reason to live in dorms on campus is for the community inside them. The RAs do a great job at keeping the peace while also maintaining a friendly environment for everyone in the building.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our players work very hard in class and on our teams. Some of our teams are not the best, but most sporting events are still a good time for students. Our current athletic facilities are average, but recent construction promises a higher quality in the future.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The sense of community that is present at this school is astounding. No matter what your religion or background, everyone on campus -- from students to faculty to resident Jesuits -- wants to help facilitate a healthy environment for learning and friendship for everyone. I have not had a single bad experience with anyone at this school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors really are one of the primary reasons for continuing to love the school so much. They are extremely demanding and push you way past what you may consider your limit, but they make you realize that you truly do not have the limit you assigned yourself, and instead are capable of so much more. They are inspirational and provide you with amazing opportunities and learning information that I'm confident will help others and me in the future.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Holy Cross is known for its tight-knit alumni network. Alumni from Holy Cross are continuously seeking to help graduates.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The sexual assault cases I have heard of have been addressed, but it did take a while for the two friends that have been in that situation. However, the school has essentially a zero tolerance policy for such incidences, and actively seek to take care of such an issue.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really do love the housing lay out at Holy Cross. It allows you to establish really close relationships with people that you'll see basically on a daily basis. Because there are so few students, you get to know the majority of the class and see them all the time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I personally am not very invested in the sports on campus. However, we are a D1 Varsity school, and there is definitely opportunity to get into the athletics.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my Holy Cross experience thus far. Financially, it is extremely difficult to stay at the school, and I'm going to be in debt for quite a while. However after having completed 2 years on the hill, I have faith that it is all truly worth it. My only other issue is that there are very few LGBTQIA+ students on campus that are confidently "out," and it saddens me to see it especially when almost every student I have met has been extremely welcoming to me and other out individuals. I'm hoping that I see more and more students feel more comfortable with themselves on campus, and more LGBTQIA+ students enrolling! If you are one of these students, definitely be aware that there may not be as many students like you and I on campus, but it is still an extremely welcoming atmosphere and I did not have any problem at all being my true self.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Can't speak highly enough of the education I'm receiving. The professors are absolutely brilliant and actually want you to get to know you and watch you succeed. I've had incredible classes both in my major, and classes I've taken for my common requirements (gen-eds).

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The alumni network is amazing, as is Career Services, which helps students find and secure internships for the fall, spring, and summer. There are always recruiters on campus, and we always get emails about networking events. I personally love the Women in Business conference each fall.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've typically always felt safe on campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing is fine. Freshman/sophomore year are standard doubles. Junior year is suite style living. Seniors have the option of on-campus apartments or off-campus houses/apartments. Off-campus housing is all clustered around 5 streets, which is nice because you still have that community feel, and it's convenient for party-hopping.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity athletics are definitely gaining more support as years go on. We're in the process of getting a completely new athletic center for both varsity athletes and non-athletes.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: When applying to colleges, Holy Cross was my dream school. I'm thankful every day that I was admitted, because I have had the most incredible college experience here. Not only have I had amazing three years here socially and made life-long friends, but I've learned and grown as a person, a student, and a member of society. Everyone is so friendly, intelligent and ambitious, and really pushes each other to be their best selves. Holy Cross is definitely a work hard-play hard atmosphere, but the party scene--whether it's a night at the bar or a day drink off campus-- makes all the work we do worth it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could go back in time, I still would have chosen to go to Holy Cross. I could not have imagined a better experience and I am so happy I chose to go there.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Holy Cross has a very strong alumni network and everyone who goes there or has gone there has a lot of school pride.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is always there for the students and assures all of the students' safety at all times.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At College of the Holy Cross

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!