Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross


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Recent Reviews

Vanessa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents: Watch and help your children through the process, but the choice is up to them. Even if you're helping to pay for c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents: Watch and help your children through the process, but the choice is up to them. Even if you're helping to pay for college, if they are at a university that they are miserable at, your decision will not have been the right one. Students: Stay overnight at the college and sit in on a few classes to get a better case study of the college. This will give you a more realistic impression than any admissions-created pamphlet. Both: Enjoy the process and think the whole thing through. It is the student's first major life-changing decision, so make it count.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone shouldnt attend here if he/she does not want to be constantly challenged

Sarah
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small liberal arts college filled with preppy New England students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small liberal arts college filled with preppy New England students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think it is really important to visit the colleges you plan to apply to. I based a lot of my college decision on how I felt when I visited the campus. Once you are enrolled at the college, I think it is important to try and focus on the things you do like rather than the things you don't like. Remember the reasons you chose to attend the school. Also, maintain a positive attitude. I think it is really easy to let yourself fall into negativity, especially freshman year, as you are adjusting to the new place. But try to keep in mind all the things that you enjoy about your school. When I was unsatisfied with Holy Cross, I finally had to realize that I could not change the school, instead I had to embrace it for what it is. I was much happier once I came to terms with the fact that Holy Cross would not change and that I just needed to enjoy it for what it is.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Lack of diversity in the student body. It was very hard for me to adjust coming from Singapore

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that visiting schools is one of the most important parts of the application process. Most people can intuitively...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that visiting schools is one of the most important parts of the application process. Most people can intuitively sense if they will fit in and be happy on campus just from seeing the other students walking around and from touring the facilities. If the student does not the school for any reason, it is probably not a good match. Being happy at college is all about having a good attitude and being open to change, and these come about most easily in a comfortable environment. Find a school that puts you at ease, and you will be more likely to enjoy the college experience and let yourself grow as a person.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The cold weather, the lack of diversity

Margaret
Describe the students at your school.

Focused and stressed but they like to let loose on the weekends.

Describe the students at your school.

Focused and stressed but they like to let loose on the weekends.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think that students need to trust their gut instinct when they are visiting schools. Have in mind what you want in a school and do the research but I think that so much of it is the feeling you get when you step on the campus. Also, keep in mind the type of students that attend the school. You may like the classes and the teachers and the look of the campus but you need to be able to get along with your peers as well in order to be happy at a school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is a large focus on drinking as a part of one's social life which can be hard to get used to if you did not drink in high school.

John
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Networking: employers know the reputation of students graduating from Holy Cross

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Networking: employers know the reputation of students graduating from Holy Cross

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's easy: When picking a schoool, just go with your heart! When making the most of the college experience and making decisions, do the same!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

We do more work here at Holy Cross than students at other institutions of the same caliber: More work than my friends who attend Ivy League schools

Kate
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to a diverse number of schools in different geographic locations, with different student body populations. What you may...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to a diverse number of schools in different geographic locations, with different student body populations. What you may want in high school isn't what you may want in college.

What's unique about your campus?

Study abroad, because you get to spend an entire year in a different country instead of just a semester.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How cold it would be and how much the weather sucks!

Caitlin
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and very competitive.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and very competitive.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

School is best known for premedical program and its liberal arts philosophy.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say apply and visting a variety of schools. Keep in mind what you want to do in life, and how is that will be to achieve at a certain school. Distance from home and settling into college is hard enough, so keep in mind to pick a school where you can excel.

Andrea
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The sense of community at Holy Cross is very strong and I've always felt very welcome here. The size is also comfortable for...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The sense of community at Holy Cross is very strong and I've always felt very welcome here. The size is also comfortable for me, and classes are not huge so I get to know and talk with my professors a lot. Also, the campus is definitely the most beautiful I've seen out of all the colleges I visited. One of the main reasons, however, I chose Holy Cross was its strong academic reputation. I'm sure I'm learning more here than I would anywhere else.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In choosing the right college, go visit the campus and spend as much time as you can there. For me, choosing a school was based on how I felt there. Try to picture yourself living there and taking classes. Spend an overnight and go to a class if you can. Ask a lot of questions, it's good to know as much as possible. Talk to students, they'll tell you what the college is really like. Don't choose a college that you think will be too difficult for you, because then you will be overloaded and overwhelmed all the time. To make the most of the college experience, work and study very hard, but also get involved! Join clubs, teams, groups, and make lots of friends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The enrollment process for courses is very frustrating. Everyone in the same year enrolls for classes at the same time, so there are upwards of 700 students on the network competing for classes at 7 in the morning. It's hard to get the classes you want at first, but thankfully it usually works out pretty well in the end after talking with professors, deans, and advisors.

Marian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students that the most important factor in choosing a school is the visit. It is necessary for the s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students that the most important factor in choosing a school is the visit. It is necessary for the student to be on a potential campus, walk around, and experience the interactions with others who are around on campus. Students, when you're on the right campus, you'll know it. This is the only way to know whether or not the size is right for you. Also, I would suggest searching for financial aid early; before accepting an acception to a school. To make the most of your college experience you need to be open minded and ready to make friends. Talking to people and socializing is the best way to feel comfortable and safe.

What's unique about your campus?

The size of this school is the best thing about it. I recognize almost every face on campus and it's great to see professors walking around as well as students.

Joseph
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A strong hard working liberal arts college that prepares students for any career they could ever want.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A strong hard working liberal arts college that prepares students for any career they could ever want.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that has the right size classes for you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

not being allowed to have a car on campus until junior year. WORCESTER SUCKS!!

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,720
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $48,940
  • Acceptance rate
  • 38%

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