Holy Cross Among ‘Best and Most Interesting Colleges’ in ‘Fiske Guide’

July 26th, 2013 by 

The College of the Holy Cross has again been named “one of the best and most interesting colleges” in the country by the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”  Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the 2014 edition of the guide, profiles 336 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

Colleges featured in this year’s guide were selected with several broad principles in mind, including academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.

The guide highlighted Montserrat, the College’s comprehensive program for all first-year students designed to enhance each student’s academic and campus experience by integrating living and learning. “The program features small, full-year seminars that facilitate collaboration among students and professors. The seminars are organized into five clusters, each devoted to a specific theme (Core Human Questions, Divine, Global Society, Natural World, and Self).  Students also live in the same residence hall and participate in cluster activities.” A history major told Fiske, “The ability to see familiar faces and interact both in the dorm and in the classroom is a great way for students to meet each other when they first arrive at Holy Cross,” says a history major.

Also, of particular note, the College’s low faculty to student ratio. One student told Fiske, “The professors are very accessible, personable and willing to help.” Another student added, “One of the great things about Holy Cross is that since it is solely undergraduate, all students are taught by full professors.”

The College’s Jesuit tradition of becoming “men and women for others,” and the “unrivaled sense of community” at Holy Cross were also emphasized.  “The close-knit atmosphere offers students a multitude of opportunities to serve others, challenge themselves, and create lasting friendships.”

Read more about what makes Holy Cross unique on our “Points of Distinction” page.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.

Holy Cross Among ‘Best and Most Interesting Colleges’ in ‘Fiske Guide’

The College of the Holy Cross has again been named “one of the best and most interesting colleges” in the country by the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”  Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the 2014 edition of the guide, profiles 336 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.
Colleges featured in this year’s guide were selected with several broad principles in mind, including academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.

The guide highlighted Montserrat, the College’s comprehensive first-year program designed to enhance each student’s academic and campus experience by integrating living and learning. “The program features small, full-year seminars that facilitate collaboration among students and professors. The seminars are organized into five clusters, each devoted to a specific theme: the divine, the self, the natural world, global society, and core human questions. Students also live in the same residence hall and participate in cluster activities.” A history major told Fiske, “The ability to see familiar faces and interact both in the dorm and in the classroom is a great way for students to meet each other when they first arrive at Holy Cross,” says a history major.

Also, of particular note, the College’s low faculty to student ratio. One student told Fiske, “The professors are very accessible, personable and willing to help.” Another student adds, “One of the great things about Holy Cross is that since it is solely undergraduate, all students are taught by full professors.”
The College’s Jesuit tradition of becoming “men and women for others,” and the “unrivaled sense of community” at Holy Cross were also emphasized.  “The close-knit atmosphere offers students a multitude of opportunities to serve others, challenge themselves, and create lasting friendships.”

Read more about what makes Holy Cross unique on our “Points of Distinction” page.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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