Tuition & Fees

$45,866

$45,866

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (nonprofit)

2,183

undergraduate students

68

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. International Relations
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 3529
ACT 1866

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Fun Facts

  • Famed poet Emily Dickinson attended Mount Holyoke College.
  • On a bright fall day, the president of Mount Holyoke College declares a surprise holiday from classes, and many celebrate "Mountain Day" by hiking up the College's namesake peak.
  • Every May Mount Holyoke College seniors celebrate their graduation by wearing white and parading through crowds of alumnae. They carry two long mountain laurel garlands through the parade, which they then bring to the grave of the College's founder, Mary Lyon.
  • Mount Holyoke College was the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League.
  • In the 1830s Mount Holyoke College founder Mary Lyon traveled thousands of miles to raise funds for the institution. The green velvet bag she used to collect donations is still in the College archives.
  • Mount Holyoke College was the first U.S. college to use the A, B, C, D, F grading system.
  • Mount Holyoke College astronomer Darby Dyar had to constantly adjust her schedule to "Mars time" while working on NASA's Curiosity mission to the planet, where a day lasts 24 hours and 39 minutes.
  • The system used globally to evaluate the health of newborn babies was developed by Mount Holyoke College graduate Dr. Virginia Apgar.
  • Mount Holyoke College is the oldest college for women in the United States. It was founded in 1837, a time when many doubted women's capacity for higher learning and nearly a century before women gained the right to vote.
  • Mount Holyoke College students take part in a long-standing campus tradition known as M&Cs. This stands for milk and crackers, the snack provided in all dorms as a study break and a social event each week.

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School Facts

Mount Holyoke, founded in 1837, is a private, liberal arts college for women . Its 800-acre campus, including numerous 19th-century buildings, is located in South Hadley, MA, 10 miles north of Springfield.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,251
Established in 1837
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

South Hadley, MA

800‐acre campus in South Hadley (population: 17,514), 15 miles from Springfield and 25 miles north of Hartford. Served by bus; air serves Hartford and Boston (90 miles); train serves Springfield. Bus service connects Five College Consortium schools. School operates shuttle service to airports at breaks. Public transportation serves campus.

Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Gail Berson
Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission
P: 413 538-2023
F: 413 538-2409
admission@mtholyoke.edu

Cost

Tuition $45,680
Room & board $13,440
Additional fees $186
Books & supplies $950
Total $60,256

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III), Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, College Squash Association
Mascot
Lyons
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Critical Social Thought
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
French
Gender Studies
Geography
Geology
German Studies
Greek
History
International Relations
Italian
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Psychology/Education
Religion
Romance Languages/Cultures
Russian Literature/Culture
Russian/Eurasian Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Teacher Leadership
Teaching
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

97%

2,183
students

Female
100%
2,181

Male
0%
2

Graduate

3%

68
students

Female
85%
58

Male
15%
10

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,151
students

Female
100%
2,151

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

2%

32
students

Female
94%
30

Male
6%
2

Student Break-down

24%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
India
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joanne Picard
Dean of International Studies
413 538-2072
jpicard@mtholyoke.edu

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