Tuition & Fees

$47,940

$47,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
48%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
42%
600-699
40%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
58%
18-23
9%
30-36
59%
24-29
39%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,849
Declined + 1,694
Total Received 3,543
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Private (nonprofit)

2,199

undergraduate students

128

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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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.
  • 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 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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,327
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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
48%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
42%
600-699
40%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
58%
18-23
9%
30-36
59%
24-29
39%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
(waived if filed online)
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 ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,849
Declined + 1,694
Total Received 3,543

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
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 $47,740
Room $6,860
Board $7,200
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $950
Total $62,950
Average Financial Aid - $37,763
Total with Avg. Aid $25,187

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,763

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,464,189
State $297,200
Institutional $33,189,632
Other external $781,092
Total $36,732,113

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $16,865,781
Other external $925,655
Total $17,791,436

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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), National Collegiate Athletic Association (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
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

94%

2,199
students

Female
100%
2,198

Male
0%
1

Graduate

6%

128
students

Female
89%
114

Male
11%
14

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,162
students

Female
100%
2,162

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

2%

37
students

Female
98%
36

Male
2%
1

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
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

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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 transportation
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
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

International Student Contact

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

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