Blog: Griffin ’21 Chose Holy Cross for Its Emphasis on Personalized Education

October 12th, 2017 by 


NAME Elizabeth Griffin ’21

HOMETOWN Cohasset, Massachusetts

STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English, history, music

WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “The college decision process was a long and hard one for me. I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school with a good music program, but that was about it! I ultimately chose Holy Cross over a similar college in Massachusetts because of its core Jesuit values, small class sizes, and the student body. I had gone to Catholic school my whole life, and attending a college with similar values was important to me. I also value the student-professor relationship; each professor at Holy Cross teaches here because s/he genuinely wants to get to know the students.

Holy Cross was also the only school that seemed to care about me after I was accepted — sending emails, letters and postcards — which is indicative of the caring and supportive community on The Hill and a genuine appreciation for every member of the community. Holy Cross students are unlike any other — I know I will make best friends for life here.”

ACTIVITIES Concert band, Chamber Orchestra, club soccer, clarinet lessons, and Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD)

WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Meeting great new people — one of the main reasons I came to Holy Cross in the first place. Each week, I look forward to spending time at my SPUD site at the Nativity School in Worcester, where I have the opportunity to tutor my student one-on-one. It’s easily the best hour of my week!”

WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “When I was looking at colleges just a year ago I felt like I was getting a lot of similar information in similar formats from similar colleges. One of the things that made Holy Cross stand out to me as a prospective student was the first-year blogs and the ability to see what Holy Cross is all about from the perspective of students actually going there. It seemed less formal and admissions-oriented and was an honest view of how great Holy Cross is. I am very much looking forward to providing that closer look to prospective students.”

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