Mount Holyoke College

775 reviews
  1. South Hadley, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Mount Holyoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$27,398/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,105/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,692/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,932/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,012/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,176/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,161Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • There is no one word
    37%
  • Friendly and accepting
    27%
  • Brilliant
    20%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    7%
  • Leaders
    7%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    45%
  • Empowering
    28%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • Changemaking
    10%
  • Inviting,
    7%

After Mount Holyoke College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Reviews

775 reviews
  • Excellent
    175
  • Very Good
    297
  • Average
    225
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    35
Campus housing at Mount Holyoke can be best described as an endless sleepover. Being at an all women's college such as Mount Holyoke does have its perks! Imagine having a spacious room with hardwood floors and a rustic feel. Not to mention the walk-in closets and full length mirrors on every floor, it's every girls dream. Every floor has its own kitchen space with a sink and microwave, maybe even a stove! Almost every dorm (except a select few), has a dining hall right downstairs! Imagine waking up and not wanting to change from your pjs to grab some breakfast, well then just go downstairs and have a wide range of selections to choose from. Let's not forget the amazing roommate policy where each person is matched together by hand by a professional who sits at a coffee shop and reviews EVERYONE'S extensive surveys that are filled out to match the best candidates together as roommates. They have a 99% success rate and for those that do wish to change their roommate are just looking for a single room to themselves. Singles and suites are available to upperclassmen and are given out by first come-first served basis. Housing costs and food are both included in room and board which isn't that bad considering you get 3 meals a day PLUS spending money for snacks and etc.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 3 2015
The majority of students (93%) live on campus, and that is fine because Mount Holyoke's campus is so beautiful! There are lots of different dorm options to choose from: near to the center of campus or farther away, dorms with dining halls attached or ones with kitchens that students can cook their own food in. There are beautiful old dorms that were built in the 1800s and newer ones with more modern amenities. There is a quiet dorm, several substance-free floors, some language floors and a couple floors dedicated to living-learning communities. You can choose a dorm that is close to academic buildings, close to the Green, close to dining halls, close to the lake, close to the gym, or close to the Village Commons, depending on your preference.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 6 2015
No Place Like Mohome – The overall academic experience at Mount Holyoke is not to be overlooked. Students here are compassionate, confident, creative individuals who are bound to make a difference in the world. The professors are amazing. The Princeton Review recently released a list of the 300 best professors, and 14 were from Mount Holyoke!

The campus is beautiful. There are two lakes, an abundance of trees and squirrels, and classic New England style brick buildings. Some say the library is like something out of Hogwarts. Environmentally-minded students will be pleased to find several LEED certified buildings, including the newest residence hall. The &quot;New Dorm&quot; (officially called Creighton Hall) is gorgeous and many say it reminds them of a hotel.

What really stands out about Mount Holyoke, however, are the unique traditions, including M&amp;Cs (a snack provided in the dorms each weeknight), Elfing, Mountain Day, and Pangy Day. These are what make the Mount Holyoke experience truly unique.
  • College Senior
  • May 24 2012