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Most Helpful Review for College of the Holy Cross
  • Category: Will learn a lot
  • Review by: Kaylie from Ashburnham, MA
  • 10 out of 10 people found this review helpful

The academics at Holy Cross seem intense, and the students here study more than at most other colleges. With a Princeton Review academic rating of 98, only five other colleges and university's place above it. More than just pure academics, Holy Cross seems to be a place where you will learn a lot about life. Their Jesuit ideals of men and women for others hold true, and most of the students are dedicated to community service and giving back to society. The college also has an over-the-top Pre-Medical program, getting 87% into medical school, and is one of the only...

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  • Patrick from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Holy Cross does boast a great academic history and loves their sports but I've found a few big things that I don't like about it that makes me question my life here. The high proportion of well off families and the small community have made it feel very hard to keep a private life and I've found a lot of the kids to think very highly of themselves to the point of arrogance. The social scene is limited to a few off campus places but either way, it's all about who you know and they will make that known. I've also found the administration to be on the ruder side and because I consistently use them it's draining and discouraging.

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  • Mackenzie - Sterling, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I found this to be an amazing school and certainly the perfect school for me. Holy Cross is academically rigorous, but a great community and network to get help from. Best people on the planet!

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  • Stephanie from Decatur, GA
  • I am a current student here

    I believe that Holy Cross is one of the best colleges in the country! The atmosphere of the campus along with the professional help that is offered adds to the amazing student experience. I would recommend Holy Cross for all students that are looking for a small campus with nice people and a challenging but manageable curriculum.

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  • Tina from Worcester, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The professors really care about your education and getting the most out of every assignment. The resources available for homework help is plenty. The school spirit and welcoming feel makes a person feel like they have made the right choice.

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  • jennifer - salem, nh
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i just toured holy cross today and i was incredibly impressed by the academic rigor and passion of both the tour guide and the speaker at the information session. they covered every aspect of the school and included what drew them to the school, which i really appreciated. it has around 2,900 students (the perfect size in my opinion) and has a close knit community. overall, i loved this school!

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  • emily from boston, ma
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful. Professors and students there are really nice and really wants to get to know you. the classes are small so you'll be able to know everyone.

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  • Cassandra, from MA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Holy Cross in my eyes is one of the best schools in the country. It isn't called a small Ivy or known as a Catholic Ivy for no reason. I've never heard of anyone regretting going to Holy Cross or wishing they went to another school, you can't go wrong with Holy Cross.

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  • Alum2012
  • I am a past student here

    Holy Cross provides an academically challenging, friendly, and beautiful environment. Night/weekend life becomes very predictable, very fast. But, you're sure to make good friends.

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  • Allison
  • I am a current student here

    Beautiful campus, highly competitive atmosphere, rich kids

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  • A Current Junior
  • I am a current student here

    Holy Cross provides students with an amazing Jesuit liberal arts education. With their focus on the whole person, I have been able to explore my interests both in the classroom and outside. The support from faculty, staff, professors and friends is something I will never forget from my time here on the Hill.

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