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Study at College of The Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in the year 1843, and Benedict Joseph Fenwick, the second Bishop of Boston, played an important role in its establishment. College of the Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Students can choose from many academic programs including biological psychology, education, political science, mathematics and computer science, and naval science.

College of the Holy Cross sponsors men's sports teams which participate in basketball, baseball, football, cross country, swimming and diving, ice hockey, golf, lacrosse, track and field, rowing, tennis and soccer. They also sponsor women's teams which participate in field hockey, cross country, basketball, track and field, ice hockey, golf, softball, volleyball, swimming and diving, tennis, and rowing.

Profile of College of The Holy Cross

College of The Holy Cross is located in a medium-sized city, in Worcester, MA. The school is officially a Roman Catholic school. College of The Holy Cross is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students at College of The Holy Cross often study science, mathematics, and liberal arts.

College of The Holy Cross Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 67% of applicants were rejected at College of The Holy Cross. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


Students at College of The Holy Cross benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, College of The Holy Cross tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 847 students (2, 829 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

College of The Holy Cross has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Patriot League competitions.

College of The Holy Cross Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts425economics, history, English, political science, sociology, Spanish language, Classical languages, interdisciplinary studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling86psychology
Science65biology, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Art Studies12visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Contact: College of The Holy Cross

College of The Holy Cross

One College Street

Worcester, MA 01610-2395

General Phone: (508) 793-2011


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