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An Education That Asks More

At the College of the Holy Cross, asking questions is about more than finding an easy answer.

Our students ask questions that begin conversations, uncover new perspectives, and reveal hidden connections. Here, asking questions is an act of exploration — one that takes our students from basic knowledge to deep understanding.

This exploratory approach to learning — which reflects our institutional mission, Jesuit tradition, and liberal arts philosophy — encourages students to follow the threads of their curiosity, gain exposure to an immense breadth and depth of knowledge, and develop their individual talents. This highly personal and fulfilling academic journey is made possible by our commitment to superb teaching and exceptional scholarship. As members of an exclusively undergraduate college, Holy Cross students learn directly from professors — not teaching assistants — in small classes and through one-on-one advising.

Our Jesuit identity encourages students of all faiths and religions to expand their line of inquiry into questions that concern the spiritual and ethical dimensions of their lives. Within this framework, they develop the confidence to challenge assumptions, combat cynicism, and use their talents in service for and with others, our society and the world. At Holy Cross, they find a community of like-minded seekers and doers — fellow students, professors, chaplains, coaches, and alumni — who support their endeavors and inspire greatness.

It all starts by asking more.