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Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote. Today, her famous words—"Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do"—continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students.

Education

Six months after graduation, 96 percent of the class of 2017 were working or in school. Of those students, 21 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Over 80 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within 10 years of graduation. More about what our graduates are doing...

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Services

Student services

The 2,189 students hail from 45 states and 74 countries. Twenty-five percent of MHC students are international citizens, and 27 percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Fifty-five percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

Housing services

Each residence hall is unique in design and character. Each hall features a formal living room and other common space with a piano and a grandfather clock. The halls also have handsomely furnished sitting rooms, breakfast area, computer room, and basement laundry facility.

Student Life

Campus life

Each residence hall is unique in design and character. Each hall features a formal living room and other common space with a piano and a grandfather clock. The halls also have handsomely furnished sitting rooms, breakfast area, computer room, and basement laundry facility.

Accreditation

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a collaborative working environment rather than competitive. Everyone there really wants you to succeed and cares about you.

Empowerment of Women!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the empowerment of women as students of all subjects, and complex humans that are not a homogenous group to be shunted to one side. I think the social life opportunities can be improved.

Multicultural experience from studying at Mount Holyoke College
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was an exciting time to learn to take different courses outside my major nad interact with people from all over the world. The expereince at a very diverse college has shaped my world view and encouraged me to step out into the world and learn more about other cultures.

South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States

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