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About Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students.  One of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition.

Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty.   In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests—from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government—are pursued with intensity and passion.  Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities.

Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000.  The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade.  Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.