College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

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Discover purpose. Choose hope. Lead change.

Pursue a life of meaning and discovery at the College of the Holy Cross.

Get more than an education—gain a new perspective.
In a diverse community connected by hope, you’ll live, learn, and serve with students, faculty, and alumni who support and empower one another. You’ll solve complex problems, dive deep on what you’re passionate about, and find every opportunity to get involved. Ready to experience life on The Hill?

Experience more than your college years—start your journey to self-discovery.
Through volunteer work, lively academic discourse, and a thriving social scene, you'll be challenged and supported by lifelong friends, learning and growing side by side. 

Life on campus
Serve meals at a local food pantry, score a few extra points on one of our 27 athletic teams, or get to know your fellow Crusaders over a latte at Cool Beans. However you spend your time at Holy Cross, you’ll find friends and fulfillment.

Explore freely
Our academic programs are both rigorous and varied. At the intersection of the liberal arts and our Jesuit tradition, you’ll have every opportunity to explore your interests, and dive deep on your chosen path.

Cheer and compete
Looking to compete at a high level? With 27 NCAA Division I teams, it’s no wonder our campus is filled with Crusader spirit. And if you’re a casual athlete, you can join an intramural team. If you’re a fan, there’s always something to cheer for.

Do good
Life at Holy Cross means participating: in dialogues, in discussion, and in service. Guided by our Jesuit motto “men and women for and with others,” we are determined to leave an impact on those around us.



A+ on Forbes's list of College Financial Grades, 2021


A+ on Niche's list of 2021 Best Colleges in America


Among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in America, according to Architectural Digest


#3 on Money Magazine's list of "10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Your Money"


#4 on Wall Street Journal's list of best Catholic colleges in America


#35 on U.S. News & World Report's list of best liberal arts colleges

Why Holy Cross?

Student-to-faculty ratio 

of demonstrated student need is met

first-year retention rate 

average class size 

Division I varsity athletic teams 

classes taught by teaching assistants

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