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| Wow -- my four years here has been amazing. I was nervous coming to HC at first -- I'm from the West Coast, and while I knew the campus was beautiful and the academics are top notch, I wasn't sure I'd fit in. I was so pleased to be wrong -- everyone is so friendly, down to earth, and while there are your "boarding school preppy kids", it's nice to see that they're a REALLY small minority.|
Academics: Amazing... professors are so brilliant, and with no TA's, it's nice to know that every assignment I hand in is graded by someone with a ph.D. Research positions are really easy to come by, because there are no graduate students to compete with. But be prepared -- although HC is full of valedictorians, 1600-SAT-scorers, and other brilliant students, you'll hear us all say the same thing: the workload is TOUGH! Manageable, but there is a LOT expected of you.
Social life: There's always a lot to choose from, that's for sure... and if partying is you thing, there's a different theme party pretty much every week. But there are also on campus concerts, talent shows, and (of course) basketball games... it's generally hard to be bored.
Worcester: People have a tendency to bash Worcester because it's not Boston -- but I wouldn't want to go to a school simply because of the city it's in. Granted, Worcester does have its unattractive industrial parts, but I was really pleased to see that it has SO much to keep you busy (it's just generally harder to find). You've got restaurants, bars/clubs, and shopping... all your city stuff. But being in central mass, you also have things that Boston kids *can't* get -- hiking, skiing, apple picking... all within 20 minutes of campus.I love Holy Cross, and I'm so sad to be leaving, but thrilled to be going into the workforce-- HC's reputation was REALLY helpful in finding a job!
|Oct 02 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2009 |
| I was a little concerned about coming to Holy Cross because I thought it seemed a bit small and insular but I have come to love the college and all that it offers. The professors are outstanding and really work hard to reach out to students and make a connection with each one. I feel like I can have access to them whenever I have an issue and they are very supportive. The workload has been intense and everyone studies a lot but I feel like I am really getting an incredible education. The school community is very supportive and there is lots to do. Sometimes it is difficult managing your time with studying and all of the great activities available. I wish I could be here without classes and just take in all of the various speakers and events that come to campus. |
|Dec 04 2007|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2008 |