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Reviews 769 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are really good. Once you decide to take advantage you realize that a lot options are available whatever your needs may be.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The best part about this school is its intellectually engaging atmosphere and the strong sense of community and empowerment that comes from experiencing life at an all women's college. I gleaned a lot of useful knowledege from interactive class discussions. The teachers are quite helpful and supportive and I have made great friends!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love every single professor I've had and I've enjoyed every class, even one's outside of my major that I was taking just to fill a requirement. Only thing is - I wish there was a larger variety of classes offered.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center and the services they offer at MHC is helpful, but not expansive.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel unbelievably safe on my campus because it is a small women's college in a rural area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The experience in dorms can vary widely. I had a great room in my first year with a window seat, a beautiful view and a building with a dining hall. Many of the rooms have beautiful features and no dorm is more than 10 minutes from the center of campus. There can be unusually small rooms, but many rooms are much bigger than you'd expect a dorm room to be. I love the social atmosphere of dorm life because there's always someone you know in common spaces, but even the party dorms are mellow enough for people like me who need quiet.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have hardly no opinion of athletics because I don't attend games or play sports, but from what I've seen while in the gym, I believe the facilities to be top notch.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the accepting, safe environment at my school. I've met amazing people and had great experiences with all of my professors and staff that I've encountered. I get the impression that my school genuinely cares about me as a student across all departments. The only downsides to my college are the distance from my home and the high cost of tuition.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: While Mount Holyoke College is far from perfect, it has been a place where I feel physically and emotionally safe; the things that matter most to me are the things that the school offers: kind students of diverse backgrounds and identities, academic support, physical safety initiatives, and basic needs of daily living (food, water, living space) are all met. These are the things that matter most to me that I have been satisfied with at Mount Holyoke College. I absolutely love the athletics program, which is another important piece of the experience to me. The fact that I have been able to compete alongside like-minded caring individuals towards a common goal of teamwork and success has been a privilege to me that I greatly appreciate. After I leave MHC, I will have these friends who I met on and off the athletic fields. The relationships will surely remain even after I graduate, which is very valuable to me. This ability to make lasting connections with kind, inspiring, likeminded and caring individuals is an aspect of the school that I will forever me thankful for no matter what minor flaws the institution has.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Mount Holyoke College has a strong alumni network from what I have heard. Currently, I do not have a lot of knowledge about employers recruiting on campus or the career services. This is something that I plan to look into as an upperclassman this upcoming academic year.

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.

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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.

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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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