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Reviews 437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe & secure campus. Public safety always makes sure everything is good at night.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its been awesome. I met so many new people, got out of my comfort zone so many times, and enjoyed all campus activities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The office of student involvement and academic services is great with getting students to participate and running many alumni networking.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is awesome! Everyone is great and make you feel at home

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: From what I have heard, I would have loved to have a greek like in my school!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Games are very well supported and advertised!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school (College of the Holy Cross) is amazing. Academic are great, and so are the people!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's a lot of alcohol-related vandalism in the dorms, and I know of some instances of sexual assault. Pubsafe is ok. I feel safe on campus though.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are amazing, they're passionate about what they teach and hope you'll continue to study it in the next semester.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You always get emails at least once a week with internship opportunities and open invitations to visit the career center or meet alumni.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Worcester can be rough, but the area of and directly around Holy Cross is safe. Unless, you count the weird guy who films students walking past his house.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are what you expect for freshman and sophomores. the nicer apartments go towards the juniors and seniors. Its the basic rule of housing gets better as you go up through the years.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Games can be fun to go to, but there isn't a huge following for any one sport. The size of HC is actually kinda great in this respect since the athletes are seen more as your classmates and friends instead of just people you cheer for. Football tailgates are also fun.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So I'm only a freshman, but so far my time at HC has been pretty great. Independence is key to your college experience, and at Holy Cross its no different. If you want to take mad easy classes and cruise through a semester with little effort, the options there. If you want to challenge yourself, there are classes for you as well. Most of my intro's were pretty easy and I didn't stress at all, but I assume that will change as I go through the years. Signing up for classes is a hassle, since everyone in a grade signs in at the same time to compete for 20 person classes. This can be a blessing in disguise however since sign up can push you towards classes normally out of your comfort zone. Dorm life and food is pretty standard, except if you're in Mulledy. Sucks to suck, have fun with your mile walk to everything. Party Scene/ Social life kinda depends on the friend group you fall in with. Some people drink every night, some don't drink at all. Off campus parties are usually Saturday. A lot of people bitch and moan that guys can't get into parties if they're not on a team/ club team but that's not true. Joining a club team is easy and your bound to make friends with athletes at such a small school. If you can, get a fake cause bars like Liets can provide some of the best nights at HC. Drugs are around if you want them, but again depends on your friend group. Kids will rarely deal with people they don't know.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload is often complained about, but I believe it makes us better students and I don't mind it (my major is also easier than those studying chem/accounting/etc. I love studying on the fourth floor of Smith or in Cool Beans 2.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Mulledy is a terrible and unfair last resort for unlucky sophomore girls stuck with unfortunate lottery times. I wish more money was spent on making it a better place to live than on improving already good athletic facilities. Because I received so little financial aid, I wish my living experience was better than it is. I don't understand why Hanselman can't house the extra sophomores, and Mulledy 1 can take freshman girls instead.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit, even though not all the games for every sport are heavily attended. Most often the focus is on the tailgates rather than the actual football games.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has had its amazing moments and not so amazing moments, but ultimately I am glad I chose my school and I believe the students are overall wonderful, intelligent, dynamic people. I have made friendships with people that have challenged my ways of thinking, and I am especially grateful for the year-long study abroad program, which I will participate in next year.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although Worcester, MA is not the safest city, Holy Cross does a great job of making students feel safe. Especially on weekends, it is rare that you will walk ten feet without seeing a Public Safety car or a blue light.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: With small class sizes, it is very easy to get immersed in discussion for the entirety of a class period at Holy Cross. Luckily, most professors aim for this, and will not stop discussion in order to "get through" their own agendas.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While not a cheap education, the post-graduation prospects for Holy Cross students makes the price well worth it. Year after year, Holy Cross students go out into nearly every field of work and do great things. As a Crusader, graduating college isn't quite as terrifying as it is for others.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While the Holy Cross freshman and sophomore dorms are nothing to write home about, the living conditions greatly improve in your upperclassmen years. Because all of the dorms are relatively small, there is a great sense of community, and a great deal of long-lasting friendships are formed in the dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Holy Cross does not have Greek life, which makes the campus a very inclusive environment.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: With the athletic complex currently being renovated, the athletic facilities on campus will likely improve greatly over the next four years. With this, there will be even more opportunity for athletics on campus, as Holy Cross students are typically very active. While the varsity sports do not reign supreme on campus, they are certainly an essential part of the student body, and the varsity sporting events are well-attended.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Holy Cross has truly mastered the liberal arts education experience, even if this means a massive work load. The challenging academics guarantee that you will feel as though you are getting your money's worth.

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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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