1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
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The College of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross) is a private Jesuit liberal arts college in Worcester. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.
Holy Cross campus, a registered arboretum, has won national awards for its landscaping. In 1977 Holy Cross was cited by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) for having the best-maintained school or university grounds in the United States. Holy Cross is marked by an irregular layout as its 175-acre campus is situated on the northern slope of a very steep hill named Mount Saint James, which offers it a panoramic view of the city of Worcester. The design and landscape are ingrained into many themes and nicknames for the school which is commonly known as The Hill.