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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 44- College of the Holy Cross


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The College of the Holy Cross is a private Jesuit liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. They aim to educate the whole person in an environment that inculcates intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, and vocational development. Holy Cross became co-ed in 1972 .


Holy Cross students have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports, and community service programs. Students can also attend lectures, concerts, and other events on campus. The campus is beautiful and offers a peaceful and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow.


Notable alumni include Anthony Fauci and Clarence Thomas (nice contrast) and actor Ann Dowd.


Here are some unique features of the College of the Holy Cross:

  • Passionate student body: Holy Cross students are known for their passion and dedication to their interests and passions. They embrace their talents and passions wholeheartedly, whether it's practicing free throws, mastering a formula, or devoting evenings to theatre rehearsal.

  • Experiential learning opportunities: Holy Cross offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, student research, and community- and project-based learning. The J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World is the central hub for these opportunities, which can help clarify career aspirations and develop important transferable skills.

  • Holy Cross offers 55 bachelor's degrees and has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,970.

  • Beautiful campus: Holy Cross' campus is a registered arboretum and has won national awards for its landscaping. The campus features a mix of historic and modern buildings, including academic buildings, residential housing, and athletic and practice facilities.

  • Strong sense of community: Holy Cross has a strong sense of community, with a passionate and friendly student body, supportive faculty and staff, and active alumni network.

  • Financial aid: Holy Cross is one of a select group of colleges that meets 100% of each student's demonstrated financial need. This commitment to financial aid helps make a Holy Cross education accessible to all students.

  • Health insurance coverage: Holy Cross provides a generous subsidy for health insurance coverage, paying approximately 85% of the aggregate cost of medical and dental premiums. This helps ensure that students have access to affordable healthcare.

The acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 was 43%. Students who get into Holy Cross have an average SAT score between 1240-1420 or an average ACT score of 28-32.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.holycross.edu/admissions-aid


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