Location
South Hadley, MA
Undergrads
2,290
Tuition
$41,456
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 779 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are really nice and forgiving. They aren't always strict but they do a good job enforcing the law.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Everyone at Mount Holyoke is very friendly. We have a lot of diversity of campus.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The local area is very small and limited. There are different places to be here and there. If you want a more city life, going off campus to other nearby colleges is your best bit. Periodically, the town has community tag sales or a race to support some causes. There's a farmer's market in the fall which is nice to attend. Once the year starts up there will be concerts/plays you can attend as well. There is one movie theater nearby and a couple of restaurants.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: The aid received was pretty good. They really do try to accommodate everyone with a fair financial aid package.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: There isn't a Greek Life on campus. It is available on other 5-college campuses if interested.

4 College Senior

Athletics: It is common to be on a sport. It will require a lot of time management and how to deal with tight schedule early on.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It is pretty good! A lot of Asian food options.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: There is definitely sometime to eat for everyone regardless of your diet (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). If you have allergies you can custom order meals a week in advance. Everyone get three meals swipes a day, one swipe per corresponding meal time. Meals are available online for everyone's viewing. We have several different places you can eat. There is Blanchard Student Center where you can get most fast food, junk food, and sandwiches from lunch until midnight usually (only food location with a price limit, otherwise, all other locations are buffet style), and on the weekdays, we have specials and a salad bar. As for other dining halls, we have several different dining halls with different menus. A popular dining hall is Prospect because it has daily special menu on top of it's normal menu.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Every dorm has a different aspects. Each dorm has their pros and cons.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The overall experience at Mount Holyoke College is pretty good. Our professor are great, each have great nuggets of wisdom to share. The college does their best to cater to student needs and at times takes in student input into consideration. It is nice to know that the college is listen and make changes accordingly.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Applying to Mount Holyoke was very similar to the experience everywhere else for me.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being a dance major allows me to do what I love while freeing up space in my class schedule for all the classes I need to take to go to medical school.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think we have a very diverse school but there is a bit of a gap in understanding one another and I would like to work towards unifying us as a whole within those differences through more acceptance

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm very excited to be looking around the internet at different medical internships that I can take up which I plan to do next summer.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: While I haven't done a program yet I am excitedly looking forward to doing an internship in my field to solidify my passion for it.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Being on campus you almost forget that cisgendered guys exist and I can't say it's a bad thing most often.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We're a division 3 school and it's clear that sports are important to those who play them but overall are not a huge deal.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think the overall culture of our school in its attempts to seek out equality and understanding between students is one of the most important aspects.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our school is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful schools in the country and there is a reason!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The majority of dorms on campus are gorgeous and have very comfortable sizing with dining halls nearby or within them.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a few apartment options near the school but for the most part all students live on campus and are mostly required to do so.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Our administration is not naive about what goes on campus but they prefer that everyone trust them and the policies reflect that emphasizing student safety over punishment, granted with violations there is always a disciplinary aspect.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: As an all-womens college there is a huge feminist movement on campus and a majority of students believe in destroying the rape culture that seems to be a part of so many colleges but fortunately is not a part of ours.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a dance major is like being a part of a huge family and it seriously deflates my stress level with all of the required classes I'm taking to be pre-med.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I absolutely adore my professors and the classes I get to take, there's an abundance of options!

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Alessandra Hickson
Hometown
Philadelphia, PA
Major
Art History
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It seems that students come to Mount Holyoke for the academics and stay for the community. Women who come here either quickly discover that they hate it and transfer out, or fall in love with the school and become unable to imagine going anywhere else. The overall sense students have about the College is that it’s more than just a school, and it’s more than a place to study for four years, get your diploma, and be set free—MHC becomes a second home. Its close-knit environment allows students to explore their own boundaries in safety, perhaps try on a few lifestyle changes, and maybe even find a few that stick. You will undoubtedly be exposed to new influences during your time here, as you would at almost any college, but here, you won’t be afraid to call some of those new influences your friends—especially the ones who scared you at first.

Part of what’s so wonderful and unique about this school is the sense that students are really cared about as individuals. Sure, it’s an institution, and sure, there are the occasional oversights where the Registrar forgets to record a grade or some such thing, but most faculty and staff are exceedingly helpful and willing to assist you with whatever difficulty you may be facing, whether it’s a decision to apply to grad school now or later or a mistake in your transcript. The atmosphere of care is contagious—new students quickly catch it from older students, and so the tradition lives on. Things are changing for this institution, as it strives to keep up with modern times and struggles with budget cuts resulting from a bad economy, but it still remains the school generations of women have known and loved, and alumnae still keep coming back to visit and reminisce.

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