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Get More Than an Education

In a diverse community connected by hope, you’ll live, learn, and serve with 鶹ý, 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?

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

Why Holy Cross?

Student-to-faculty ratio
10:1
of demonstrated student need is met
100%
first-year retention rate
96%
average class size
19
Division I varsity athletic teams
27
classes taught by teaching assistants
0

Holy Cross News

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Commencement 2024 in Pictures
Join in the celebration of Holy Cross’ 178th commencement.
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Students Work to Increase Employment Opportunities for Neurodiverse People
Damon Kruppa and Kevin Hamilton are drafting legislation to create greater employment options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Grammy-Winning Composer Osvaldo Golijov Premieres New Concerto
Years in the making, Golijov’s “The Given Note” made its worldwide debut at Prior Performing Arts Center.

Take a Look Around

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Student Blogs

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Admission: Not Impossible
Admission
Get the inside story on the Holy Cross college application process from our staff and 鶹ý
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Third-Year Student
Mia Burgio '25
The Buffalo native chose Holy Cross for its strong sense of community
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Third-Year Student
Alexandra Beradelli '25
A Brooklyn NY native, she's interested in studying classics

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