Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$52,258

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,883
Declined 1,816
Total Received 3,699
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Private

2,208

undergraduate students

127

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 2,335
Established in 1837
Coeducational Women Only

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: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Springfield
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

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
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • C.A.U.S.E. (Creating Awareness and Unity for Social Equality)
  • MHC Outing Club
  • Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra
  • Mount Holyoke News

Top Events

  • Convocation
  • Pangy (Pangynaskeia) Day
  • Spring Weekend

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • police officers on-campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
47%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.81

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,883
Declined 1,816
Total Received 3,699

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,212

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,040
Room & board $15,320
Additional fees $218
Books & supplies $2,000
Other fees $2,000
Total $71,578
Average Financial Aid - $6,212
Total with Avg. Aid $65,366
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video 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, 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
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,335

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

2,208
students

Female
100%
2,205

Male
0%
3

5%

127
students

Female
83%
106

Male
17%
21

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,177
students

Female
100%
2,177

Male
0%
0

2%

31
students

Female
91%
28

Male
9%
3

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34

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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