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College of the Holy Cross Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 37 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Patriot League

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $99,884)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Student from MA
  • 3
  • Living in a dorm is what you make of it. The facilities are clean and organized and if you can find a roommate you get along well with, it will…

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  • Alum2012
  • 3
  • Easy street dorms suck to live in if your hall have a bunch of slobs you have to share the bathroom with. But, if most of the residents in your…

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  • Patrick from Boston, MA
  • 3
  • Pretty average for most private colleges. The dorms I live in are more modern and let you control the heat which is great. However, I know others who live…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Patrick from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food has a good variety and the quality is really good. I wish it was less repetitive but overall not bad. There are multiple places and each have different types. The burger and pizza places are really good though.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Decatur, GA
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining on campus is spectacular, however, like any other campus, the options seems to get a little less perfect because of you eating the same thing each night. Holy Cross does a great job of giving different dining varieties to prevent this through the many eating spots on campus. The college gives students a set amount of what is known as Dining Dollars to eat at the different establishments on campus that are outside of the main dining hall.

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  • 4
  • Cassandra, from MA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Only has Kimball dining hall as main dining option but Holy Cross does also have Lower Kimball with comes with your meal swipes, which are unlimited with $450 to spend on other places. Also has a coffee shop in Hogan, Cool Beans, which has some really good coffee and breakfast items. Lastly there is also Crossroads which is under Hogan and serves steak, chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, etc. just your typical American food. There is also a bar for 21+ students that is where Crossroads is located but I haven't been in so can't tell you what that's actually like. Also there is a small 7/11 like convenience store next to Cool Beans which just has your basically junk foods and such.

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  • 3
  • Alum2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life