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holy cross, college of the

private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S. It is affiliated with the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic church. An undergraduate institution, Holy Cross offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum as well as cooperative degree programs with other universities in engineering and business. Campus facilities include an art gallery, a greenhouse, and an aquatic research laboratory. Total enrollment is approximately 2,700.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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