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Reviews 759 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Lottery process is somewhat confusing, especially for first-year students choosing for their sophomore year room assignments. I have also found that certain Community Advisors are more lenient on rules than others and do not enforce rules consistently. However, a lot of Community Advisors are great and helpful while encouraging a social atmosphere through hall and/or floor events for residents to attend.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I am so fortunate to be able to be a varsity athlete at Mount Holyoke College, and I am grateful for all of the athletic opportunities available for students like myself.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Unless you go off campus, there's pretty much only dorm parties and auditorium parties (which can actually be amazing).

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: It depends on what you're looking for. There's an *amazing* queer party scene that's inclusive to those who aren't queer, but you won't find a lot of dorm parties with boys.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I never thought that I would enjoy school as much as I do at Mount Holyoke.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Very diverse along every dimension except politically, although if your party is inherently exclusive to minorities I don't really think it should count.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I haven't really heard of anyone doing anything besides weed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Couldn't be any more grateful that I was able to transfer to this amazing school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've chosen a very in-demand field, but I've heard from other students that it's fairly easy to find a good job in their fields as well.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Probably the only thing students are afraid of when walking across campus at night is the ghost of a past student, rumored to haunt the campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others, but even the "bad" dorms are for sure way above the national average.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic facility is very new and updated.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was a transfer student and I can't begin to explain how much better my life is going to Mount Holyoke. I'm challenged, intrigued, and happy.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Great diversity as far as nationality/identity goes. Very liberal campus.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Little peer pressure, sometimes overbearing policy.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great classes, small size, brilliant professors who are kind and welcoming.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumnae network is top notch. Career center is definitely a useful tool.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: We live in palaces, practically. Love my dorm, second year running.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Great Title IV protections, beautiful facilities that are accessible to athletes, non athletes and the at-large community.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Can't imagine myself anywhere else.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I always miss MHC over breaks. The professors care about students and want them to succeed. MHC is definitely not an easy school, getting straight As requires a lot of hard work and dedication.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't really researched much about career options, but from what I hear, students find internships and jobs relatively quickly and easily.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus. I study in the library past 12am almost every night and have never felt uncomfortable walking back to my dorm alone. MHC feels like a safe haven.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love living on campus! There are amazing dorms and there are also dorms that are a little rustic. I have been a Community Advisor, so I loved being able to see how the residential buildings bring people closer. I've made so many new friends only because of my housing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As I am halfway done with college, I have realized that I love Mount Holyoke. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very supportive and understanding. The teachers care about their students, from an academic and a personal standpoint. It can sometimes feel small, but the local bus system (PVTA) can take you off campus to the other colleges in the consortium or it can take you to the nearby towns (Amherst and Northampton). Mount Holyoke has made me more confident.

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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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