Reading through some of the negative comments in the overall experience, I feel the need to justify some of the Holy Cross atmosphere. My greatest concern upon arrival at HC was the stereotype of the rich, snob who only wears Vineyard Vines. Since I have come from a different background, I was scared I would feel left out or just left among a group of shallow people. And the answer to that is, yes there are shallow people here. HOWEVER, there are plenty of people who are not only concerned about parties and looks. I've learned that rich kids can be really down to earth, so as much as I thought they would judge me, I was the one being judgmental. Every student at every school has to forge their own friendships with the people they find similarities with, and its no different at HC. Same goes for partying...if you're into that scene you'll have a fun time, but if not their are like-minded people to hang out with! You just have to take the opportunities to meet these like-minded people.
Sure its a rich kid school, but it has offered me the greatest education I can imagine. I know all my professors on a personal level and two have already put me in contact with colleagues for internships, just out of the concern for my success. My course load has been a wide range in subjects, which I love. It has given me the opportunity to explore subjects I was not considering. Overall, I love my school, but just as with every other school, it is what YOU make of it.