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College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: All women's college! girl power!

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

Guys & Girls: People are friendly and open minded. can be clicky sometimes

1 College Senior

Guys & Girls: This is a single-sex institution, so there are little to no guys. Sometimes men from the other campuses come by to take classes that are offered her, but for the most part there are none here.

If you want to meet guys, you can go off campus to Amherst, Hampshire or UMass, but there is no guarantee that you will meet someone you want to be friends with.

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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a women's college, therefore there are very few to none guys on campus.


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  • 1st
    Smartest Girls
  • 4th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 26th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 175th
    Hottest Girls
  • 208th
    Most Athletic Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alessandra Hickson
Philadelphia, PA
Art History
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Having a diverse range of “hotties” is not one of the main selling points of Mount Holyoke. Instead, the academics and sense of community tend to take first place in one’s choice to come here. So, the forging of a romantic relationship is somewhat of a secondary thing, although by no means do Mount Holyoke women turn off their hormones when they enter the gates. Romance is alive and well on campus, if kept somewhat subdued to a low steady hum. Since the student body is composed of all women and there's an open and somewhat experimental atmosphere on campus, there is perhaps more than average lesbian activity. However, it may just seem that way because, after all, there are no guys to gossip about, unless it’s someone else’s boyfriend or the random guy you met last weekend at a UMass party. Same-sex relationships gather all of the drama you’d expect to come with the possibility of love and breakups between floormates or classmates.

If guys are what you’re looking for, you can find them at other places in the Pioneer Valley, most readily at the other three colleges in the area that have them. It can feel a little desperate at times being the only one among your friends who doesn’t have a boyfriend back home, but don’t settle for the first drunken frat boy who comes along. Mount Holyoke women could be promiscuous, but they hide it very well if they are. In fact, most students are committed to upholding the fine tradition of relationships summed up in this saying: “Smith to bed, Mount Holyoke to wed.” Then again, maybe we just want to look better than Smith.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
The Health Center offers non-prescription items such as condoms, dental dams, and spermicides for a low price. It also offers prescription items including emergency contraception, oral and injectable contraceptives, and contraceptive patches and rings to students who have had a recent Pap smear.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Skinner Green in warm weather (girls in bikinis)
  2. UMass or Amherst (and hot hippies at Hampshire)
  3. Las Vegas Night on campus
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Your room or a friend's room
  2. The library
  3. A party
  4. Deserted academic buildings
  5. Somewhere off campus
Social Scene
For many students, the social scene does not include guys at all, or if it does, their role is limited to cameo appearances in a class that meets twice a week. However, for those who do want to meet guys, the places to look are at the three colleges in the area that have them: Hampshire, Amherst, and UMass. It is definitely possible to meet someone while at MHC (and for those students who prefer romance with women, it is more than definitely possible), although campus parties that attract mostly men looking to get drunk and possibly laid are not the best places to look for anyone who will make a lasting commitment. Social life on campus is mostly rather laid-back, which is good for those who want to avoid the wild side, but many do exercise their creativity in this area and host dorm room parties that rival anything you'll find somewhere else.
Hookups or Relationships?
If you're really looking for a random hookup, you can probably find one off campus, if not on campus. However, a lot of students are in serious relationships. Many come to college already in a long-distance relationship. and those who aren't often find someone while at college. This happens to such an extent that one can begin to wonder whether anyone is still single.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
It all depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a woman, chances are you'll find her while you're engaged in your daily activities: perhaps she's the person who sits next to you in class, or the person who lives down the hall from you. If you're looking for a man, try taking a class or joining a club at another college. These are probably the best, least risky ways to go, although they don't guarantee success (but then again, nothing really does). If you're looking for something a bit wilder, try going to a UMass frat party or to TAP (The Amherst Party, mostly full of beer and beer-drinking guys, but hey, it's almost an initiation rite to say you've been there once). You will find guys there, and you might even find a good one-once you're both sober.
Dress Code
There is no dress code at Mount Holyoke. Many women feel comfortable wearing their pajamas to class. Some will dress up-not many, but enough so that those who do aren't stared at as if they were some sort of freak. Basically, you can wear anything you want, from cloaks and Renaissance dresses, to short skirts and makeup, to old sweatshirts and baseball caps-and it'll be fine. No worries about whether or not you have the latest fashions. Of course, most students you will see will be wearing the typical shirt and jeans, thrown on five minutes before going off to class, but that's because we're college students.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 41 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 40 responses

  • 24% Long-distance relationship
  • 23% None
  • 12% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 12% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Casual dating at your school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at your school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 19% Class
  • 19% Dorm Parties
  • 19% Orgs
  • 19% Go to Amherst, UMass, or Hampshire
  • 12% UMass or Amherst (and hot hippies at Hampshire)
  • 12% In the towns.
  • 0% Skinner Green in warm weather (girls in bikinis)
  • 0% Las Vegas Night on campus

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 24% Join an org
  • 24% Class
  • 18% Parties
  • 18% Speak to people in your dorms at M&C's
  • 12% Speak your mind!
  • 6% Atheletics

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 7% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 24% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 49% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 20% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Brilliant
  • 29% Friendly and accepting
  • 14% There is no one word


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