About Holy Cross

Founded in 1843, College of the 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 challenging and personally fulfilling education in the Jesuit tradition.

The Holy Cross experience is characterized by an emphasis on open exploration and far-ranging curiosity that inspires our students to ask more of themselves — academically, spiritually, and in their personal development. Devoted exclusively to undergraduate study, Holy Cross ensures close ties and mentoring relationships between faculty and students. In our closely knit and diverse campus community, students have unlimited opportunities to engage with and explore their passions — whether by writing for The Crusader, competing on one of our 27 Division I athletic teams, mentoring in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, or singing a capella with the Fools on the Hill.

The College’s 174-acre hillside campus features inspiring views and first-class facilities, our hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts offers a variety of cultural and professional opportunities, and our central location provides convenient access to all that the New England region has to offer.

Holy Cross graduates go on to lead meaningful lives that marry passion and purpose in positions ranging from members of Congress and leading scientific researchers to CEOs in the business and nonprofit sectors. Together, our alumni constitute a loyal family — and powerful global network — of successful professionals and engaged citizens.