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| Newsweek calculated colleges' return on investment. The top five schools in the country? Princeton, Amherst, Dartmouth, Williams ? and Holy Cross. The College of the Holy Cross is one of the most academically rigorous and best value colleges in the country, according to Newsweek?s 2011 college rankings. Holy Cross was fifth in the nation for ?Return on Investment? and came in at number 22 on the magazine?s ?Most Rigorous? list.|
To come up with their rankings, which were divided into 25 categories, Newsweek ?looked at what American kids really care about these days, and also pulled from sources including the National Center for Education Statistics, the College Board, the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, the Sustainable Endowment Institute, a data partnership with the Washington Monthly? (which recently ranked Holy Cross 39th on their list of the top liberal arts colleges.)
|Dec 16 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| It was a wonderful college, top notch professors from whom I learned not only about relevant coursework but also valuable life skills. The professors TRULY care about your life and well being beyond the classroom and beyond your four years on campus.|
My friends were wonderful, still keep in touch with them 16 years later despite being on opposite ends of the country and having busy family lives of our own.
All of my friends who graduated with me went on to be successful in our chose careers.THe only negative is the lack of opportunities for culture which is offered in Worcester. Luckily, when I felt "trapped" by the winter weather on campus, Boston was merely a bus ride away.
|Jul 21 2010|| 4th Year Female --
Class 1994 |
| 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 |