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Address: P.O. Box 308
City: Notre Dame
State Zip/Postal Code: IN 46556
Phone: 574-239-8400
Fax: 574-239-8323
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Description: Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum.  It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body - the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts college operated by the Midwest Province of the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Arriving in the United States in 1841, the Brothers of Holy Cross were the first community of teaching brothers to make a permanent foundation in this country. The Brothers were instrumental in the founding of the University of Notre Dame in 1842. In addition to Holy Cross College, the Brothers also founded Saint Edward's University in Texas, elementary and secondary schools, and homes for underprivileged children throughout North America. The Brothers also operate schools and other ministries in Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Holy Cross College opened in the fall of 1966 with its first class consisting of student brothers. Lay male students from the surrounding area were first admitted in the fall of 1967, and the college became coeducational in the fall of 1968. Since that time, enrollment has grown to include students from throughout the US and from around the world. The college was founded through the leadership of Brother John Driscoll, C.S.C., who served as President and Dean until 1987. Holy Cross College offers a curriculum leading to the bachelor of arts degree and the associate of arts degree.

Holy Cross College is located just north of the city limits of South Bend, Indiana, adjacent to the campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. While Holy Cross College is an autonomous institution, its proximity to and historical connections with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College has the obvious advantage of providing Holy Cross students an association with two other major Catholic centers of learning.

Location: 150 acre wooded campus in Notre Dame, Indiana

Founded: 1966

Mascot: "Saints"

Undergraduate Enrollment: 530

Student Body: Holy Cross students are a diverse group representing more than 30 states and a dozen countries. Enrollment is approximately 60% male and 40% female. Racial mix varies in any given year but roughly mirrors the US population.

Affiliation: Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.)

Intercollegiate Athletics: Men's and Women's Basketball, Soccer, and Golf

Club Athletics: Cheerleading, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse

Type & Affiliation of School: Private College or University - Religious
Size and Mobility of School: Small (0-5K) - Residential
Actual Enrollment: 601
Type of Enrollment - Population: Mostly traditional age (18-22 years old)
Predominant Racial Makeup: White non-Hispanic
Political Classification: Conservative
Religious Affiliation: Catholic - Catholic
Size of City: Big city (150-500K population without students)
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