Photo by Dan Vaillancourt
Bright and early on Aug. 26, the 819 members of the Class of 2021 arrived on Mount St. James, ready to kick off the next four years of their lives as students at the College of the Holy Cross.
The students and their families were met by more than 350 volunteers — made up of student leaders, athletics teams, alumni, and staff — all excited to welcome the first-year students to the Holy Cross community.
Take a closer look at the academically accomplished and diverse Class of 2021:
The students come from 32 states in the U.S., with 44% coming from outside of New England.
The class is 48% male and 52% female.
22% of the students are African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American (ALANA), while 16% are first-generation college students.
33 international students come from 9 foreign countries: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, and Poland.
83% of students rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class, while 53% rank in the top 10 percent.
10% of the students are sons or daughters of Holy Cross alumni, and a total of 335 students applied Early Decision to attend Holy Cross.
Welcome Class of 2021!
It was such a great welcome to campus for HC21! Thank you so much to all who planned this day, and all of the fabulous volunteers to enthusiastically greeted us and made move-in day a breeze. Thank you!!