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Reviews 734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife consists of Netflix during the week and Amherst or Umass for hetero women or Smith for all on the weekends.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're very much into the LGTBQ scene you'll have the time of your life but for hetero women that want to meet guys it's pretty difficult. It's more common to go off-campus or Tinder to meet guys. Also, the parties are kinda okay generally.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are really dedicated t teaching, atleast so far in my experience but they do give a lot of work! And some professors tend to have this skewed impression that only their class matters. But just be prepared to study, think and you'll be fine. And you can still have fun on some weekends too. But rarely, if ever, do you see people going out for parties during the week.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: In one of my classes, international students made up 99% of the class. People have varying religious, political, sexual and gendered views but everyone is accepted, except when some people try to pretend to be very "woke".

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you don't drink, you'll still have as much fun even more than those that do. Also, drug use is frowned upon even by the student body, except for weed and tobacco cigarettes, so if you are caught with any hard substances you'll get in serious trouble.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Things are generally safe here,obviously don't leave your stuff unattended for too long but there's a 5% chance it would go missing. Campus Police installed these blue help signals around campus and tbh I go to my dorm ,which is the farthest, at 2am and still feel very safe but just be attentive and alert.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mount Holyoke's campus housing is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen. Many of the buildings are older and have a lot of character. Despite the age of the buildings, they are updated on the inside without losing any of the charm. Doubles range in size, but most are fairly large. Many of the singles are also on the larger side. The housing system is very practical, and the Residential Life staff tries very hard to place compatible roommates together. The campus housing is also very unique, in that several housing buildings contain dining halls within them. The Residential Life staff who reside in the dorms are known as Community Advisers, and they create such a positive sense of community within their respective halls and floors.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not the central focus at Mount Holyoke, but they are greatly supported by students, staff, the administration, and even the faculty. There's never a shortage of involvement on and off the field for student athletes, whose teams of choice are treated equally and respectfully. The athletics facility is well-maintained, and offers high-quality equipment for teams. The school prides itself on its equestrian center, which is ranked as one of the best facilities in the country. Fans support both varsity and club sports with the same level of enthusiasm. As a rider for Mount Holyoke, I have found that the attention given to sports teams is more than adequate without taking away from the other parts of campus culture that deserve to be regarded with great care.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not been at Mount Holyoke College very long, but already I feel as though the college has made me into a better person. The academics have challenged me intellectually, and have made me expand my boundaries. The professors truly want their students to get more out of class than just a good grade. They want everyone to move out of their comfort zones and learn beyond the materials. As a women's college, Mount Holyoke is very empowering and truly believes in the value of all the students there. It has been so accepting of every student, not regardless of, but because of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and national origin. The diversity of Mount Holyoke is something the school prides itself on in addition to academic success. Both of these characteristics of the school have challenged my general belief systems, and made me think more about the state of the world, and what I can do to change it. As a first-year student, Mount Holyoke is already empowering me to confront injustices, and make a change for the better.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus police are highly responsive and available. They have a number of programs designed to educate students about sexual assault, personal safety, and self-defense. A significant number of crimes on campus involve students from off-campus and alcohol at cross-campus parties. I feel pretty safe on campus and in the dorm. However, coming from a big city background, I don't think you should drop your guard when walking alone even in the most idylic setting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience here has been excellent. Each of my professors has been passionate about their subject and challenging in their expectations of my work. The feedback I get is detailed and constructive. Most of my classes are pretty small - I've only had one large class and it capped at 40 students.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school falls into a "baby ivy" zone that allows access to top grad schools. The alumnae associate is intensely committed. I am only now exploring the possibilities of off-campus internships and school connections.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus at this school is the only option. That said, the rooms are large and the variety of housing options is good. Right now they have dining halls in or near all the dorms. Some dorms have "golden pears" which is what they call full kitchens in the dorm. Some only have a microwave in the lounge. They are working on building a new dining hall for the entire student body and doing away with the satellite system. Their goal is to encourage community building and accessibility. I will be gone before they're done, so right now I can just go downstairs for breakfastt.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life at our school. We interact with schools that do have Greek Life and have no problems with them academically or socially.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My time at Mt. Holyoke has proved that I am able to meet the emotional and intellectual challenges that happen at college and come up with my own solutions. I have learned to self-advocate, to live diplomatically with others, and to find my place in a highly energized pool of incredibly intelligent, strong-willed women. I find my classes and instructors challenging and our intellectual interactions pleasurable. The school has built a live-work space for us that bonds us in our standards of excellence as much as in sentimental ties to time and place.

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: Um... I think drug kind of is impossible to absolutely eliminated

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I think the most important job to protect ourselves is our resbonsibility.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: We have definitely palace-like rooms for students.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't know enough about it. I think Mount Holyoke really offer a great sense of community.

4 College Student

Athletics: We have a lot of sports here. Horsemanship, golf and a lot of other games.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I have to say that Mount Holyoke is a super amazing college, which give me extraordinary experience out of classes. Doing something like newspapers, video and internship.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: It's an all girls school and it is safe and comfortable for all of the women

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: They are always warm and welcoming and love to teach

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Getting a job it's difficult and there a strong connection with the alumni and a lot of support

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't think we have greek life- its an all girls school

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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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