Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$54,618

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
630
75th
770
25th
640
75th
34
25th
31
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,826
Declined 1,654
Total Received 3,480
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Private

2,326

undergraduate students

178

graduate students

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School Facts

Mount Holyoke College, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,504
Established in 1837
Coeducational Women Only

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800‐acre campus in South Hadley (population: 17,791), 13 miles from Springfield and 39 miles north of Hartford. Served by bus; air serves Hartford and Boston (93 miles); train serves Springfield. Bus service connects Five College Consortium schools. School operates shuttle service to airports at breaks. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA
01075

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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 US college to use the A, B, C, D, F grading system.
  • 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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
52%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
630
75th
770
25th
640
75th
34
25th
31
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,826
Declined 1,654
Total Received 3,480

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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

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 transportation
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

76%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$35,770

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,400
Room $7,860
Board $8,160
Additional fees $218
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $72,638
Average Financial Aid - $35,770
Total with Avg. Aid $36,868

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,472,000
State $266,000
Institutional $44,446,677
Other external $956,680
Total $48,141,357

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,499,437
Other external $723,569
Total $8,223,006
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 538-2291
F: 413 538-2512
sfs@mtholyoke.edu

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
Dance, General.
Data Science, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Experimental Psychology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Studies.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Language and Literature.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
South Asian Studies.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Psychology
  3. Biological Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,504

total students

17%

in-state

83%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

2,326
students

Female
100%
2,324

Male
0%
2

7%

178
students

Female
87%
155

Male
13%
23

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,279
students

Female
100%
2,279

Male
0%
0

2%

47
students

Female
96%
45

Male
4%
2

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Student Break-down

26%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
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
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