Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College attracts ambitious, independent women from around the world who embrace complexity, cultivate curiosity, and resolve to become agents of change. The tight-knit community is academically rigorous, intellectually adventurous, and socially conscious. As one of the most diverse research liberal arts colleges in the United States, Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership and cultural awareness on a global scale. Our graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents, and in a vast array of languages. Mount Holyoke has been ahead of the curve since 1837, when Mary Lyon, the College's founder, pioneered higher education for women. Today, by combining the proven strengths of a liberal arts education--critical reading, creative thinking, and articulate expression--with innovative embedded career experiences, graduates of Mount Holyoke are emboldened to face the future boldly and confidently. They are driven to lead and to effect change, and to put their dreams and passions to work.The College is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, a region that combines outstanding cultural, social, and academic offerings. On an 800-acre residential campus, consistently named one of the most beautiful in the United States, Mount Holyoke enrolls 2,327 students from 47 states and 68 countries. About a quarter of students are non-US citizens. Mount Holyoke's world-class faculty members are leaders in their fields. Faculty choose Mount Holyoke for the same reason students do: learning feels different here. It's collaborative, forward-thinking, and altruistic. Students learn from changemakers as they become changemakers. In working closely with faculty, students benefit from hands-on research, mentorship, and networking opportunities.The College's comprehensive Lynk experience bridges curriculum and career, guaranteeing every student a paid internship or research opportunity. Other Lynk resources--including intense advising, alumnae mentoring, community-based learning, and structured ways to process and reflect upon such experiences--further shape students' career paths and inspire transformative growth. Mount Holyoke graduates are ready to thrive in the twenty-first century, an era when career evolution is the norm and career awareness is a must.The College offers over 50 majors in the humanities, social sciences, and languages, and in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM and STEAM) fields. Students are encouraged to explore and make connections: many design their own major, pursue a double major, or pair a major with a minor or a career-focused Nexus track concentration.Even more classes and areas of study, in addition to hundreds of clubs and social events, are available at no additional cost through the Five College Consortium. Members of one of the country's most robust and thriving consortia include Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Smith, and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Once students leave Mount Holyoke's storied gates, lifelong friendships and a powerful global network of 30,000 alumnae connect graduates to one another--and to opportunities.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Women's college 1837 N/A Semester $667.6 million 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075 (413) 538-2000
overall score total score state city online paying global
76 100.0 Massachusetts South Hadley 1084

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 800
Students who have cars on campus 24%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age Yes

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Student patrols
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus Botanic Garden/Talcott Greenhouse; Gorse Child Study Center; Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages; Williston Observatory; Pratt Hall Music Building; Rooke Theatre; MHC Art Museum; Weissman Center for Leadership & the Liberal Arts; McCullough Center for Glo

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Reading machines
Tape recorders
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Extended time for tests
Proofreading services
Substitution of courses
Texts on tape
Exams on tape or computer
Other testing accommodations
Waiver of foreign language degree requirement
Waiver of math degree requirement

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Partly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Special transportation
Tape recorders
Special housing
Adaptive equipment
Braille services
Interpreters for hearing-impaired