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College of the Holy Cross Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,862
Total Undergrads
Including 37 Part-time
727
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Patriot League

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $99,884)
13
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,651)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 127 153 - -
Baseball 31 - Yes -
Basketball 15 11 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - Yes
Football 102 - - -
Golf 14 14 - -
Ice Hockey 28 23 Yes -
Lacrosse 40 28 Yes -
Rowing 38 45 - -
Soccer 29 24 Yes -
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 23 30 - -
Tennis 11 10 - Yes
Volleyball - 13 - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.3%
Hispanic 7.5%
Non-resident alien 1.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 67.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Navy ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 13
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kody from Mount Arlington, NJ
  • 4
  • Dorm life gets better throughout the four years. Freshman are in doubles or unluckily triples with 2 communal bathrooms for each floor. Also the dorm is co-ed but the floors…

  • Aug-22-2012 Read More
  • Hunter from Oro Valley, AZ
  • 5
  • A majority of students live on campus all four years in the underclassmen residence halls and senior apartments. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned multiple times a week (the cleaning…

  • Jun-06-2012 Read More
  • Stephanie from Plantsville, CT
  • 4
  • The rooms are generally spacious (especially when compared to large universities) and the dorm quality increases as your grade level. As a senior, students have to opportunity to live in…

  • Jul-29-2012 Read More
  • Bethany from West Greenwich, RI
  • 4
  • Resident hall staff do a great job in organizing events for the entire building. There are several opportunities to get to know people within the building. The halls are kept…

  • Oct-08-2012 Read More
  • Meghan
  • 5
  • My best friends from college are from my dorm. Everyone is so friendly and nice. They respect your stuff so you don't have to worry about people stealing. …

  • Oct-10-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Alum2012
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a past student here

    The main dining hall, Kimball, becomes pretty predictable after a couple of semesters. Eventually you'll know which days serve which entrees, and depending on what you're in the mood for, you'll decide where you want to eat. Every spot to eat on campus gets long lines at specific hours of the day, if you're smart, you'll learn your way around it by eating a little later or earlier than most students.

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  • 3
  • A Current Junior
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    There are not many options for dining on campus, and most underclassmen go to Kimball the main dining hall. It is improving every year though!

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  • 4
  • Student from MA
  • Sep-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Holy Cross caters to all dining needs including Kosher, Vegan, and Vegetarian, but you may disappointed with their basic meals. Know where to look and balance your meal plan well with Dining Dollars for store-bought items and Meal Swipes for hot meals. You can easily eat with a healthy life style in mind or pig out on tasty pizza and fries. Fresh coffee and hot chocolate round out your day along with a warm bagel and danish. If you get bored of munching on school food, you can always order off-campus or go out and try Worcester dining. I've never gone hungry and have always enjoyed my meals regardless.

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  • 3
  • Meghan
  • Oct-10-2012 I am a current student here

    Kimball (the dining hall) could use a lot of revamping. Lower Kimball is delicious, especially the CHALUPAS! And they count as a meal swipe! Crossroads (only uses dining dollars) is equally delicious and their pizzas are to die for. And last but not least, the science cafe. My second home. It's like Panera Bread but better.

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  • 4
  • Bethany from West Greenwich, RI
  • Oct-08-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of eateries on campus, many of which are great if you want to grab a quick coffee and pastry on the way to class. With cafe's in many of the academic buildings there is no reason that students cannot eat breakfast before class. Some of the food in the main dining hall, which is all you can eat, is always the same which does not give a whole lot of variety. The food there is on a rotation and the best meals are only served once every three weeks or so. The best dining location on campus is only available to freshmen for dinner on weekdays, but upperclassmen can eat there all they like. The food there is definitely worth a 20 minute wait in line.

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  • 4
  • Kody from Mount Arlington, NJ
  • Aug-22-2012 I am a current student here

    The Food is alright, nothing that is really spectacular. The thing is that when your parents or hometown friends come visit you they will be amazed because the main dining hall, Kimball, is like buffet style with salads, vegetables, dairy, meat/chicken, pasta, rice, pizza, bread/bagels, breakfast services, burger lunches, etc. However as students, after a few months of freshman year, we get tired of the food and it becomes very boring. This summer Holy Cross Dining received top honors in this year's national Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards contest, receiving Gold and the Grand Prize for the newly constructed Science Cafe. The contest, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), chose the Science Cafe out a pool of 140 different projects from colleges and universities across the country. This with other food service areas on the Holy Cross campus, Crossroads, Cool Beans, and Cool Beans 2 are usually what students like over our main dining hall Kimball.

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  • 3
  • Stephanie from Plantsville, CT
  • Jul-29-2012 I am a current student here

    If I could change anything at this school, it would be for more dining options and for better quality food in the Kimball dining hall. However, I feel that the dining plan is easy to understand and use. He dorm is fitted with a kitchen, so if you do not want campus food for a meal, you can always make some food for yourself.

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  • 3
  • Hunter from Oro Valley, AZ
  • Jun-06-2012 I am a current student here

    The meal plans include meal swipes in order to get into the main dining hall, Kimball, as well as dining dollars which allow you to buy food at all the other food spots and cafes. The food is decent and definitely improving due to the acquisition of a new nutrition expert. More vegan and vegetarian options are available and there is a movement to make the college fair trade certified.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kody from Mount Arlington, NJ
  • Aug-22-2012 I am a current student here

    We are a Jesuit liberal arts institute with no affiliations with Greek life. Some students like that we don't have it and some students wish we did have it.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Plantsville, CT
  • Jul-29-2012 I am a current student here

    Holy Cross does not have a Greek life, which I find to not be a problem. It is such a small campus that the school ends up being a exclusive society in of itself.

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