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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got pretty good financial aid. Almost as good as I would have got from UMASS, as an instate student.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Its a liberal arts college, so it has very typical liberal arts majors. I am a history major, but I know the science department is very good. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have things like business.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe and I never felt like I was in any danger while I was on campus at Mount Holyoke. Campus Security is always there when concerning a problem but they are not overbearing and in your face.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at Mount Holyoke College are always accessible and there are computers in each dorms as well. Though there are an excess of computers on campus, I believe that it will be helpful to have your own laptop for use but if you don't have one there really shouldn't be a problem finding one. The WiFi on campus is very reliable and almost never had a problem with it.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am not from the area so I don't have a lot of experience with housing in the Western Massachusetts area but I do know that it is a mainly residential campus. Most students besides the Francis Perkins Scholars live on campus and it will be more expensive to try find off-campus housing.

4 College Junior

Administration: Policies Are Lax – In general, students are not punished for drinking in the dorms and random room searches are not never conducted. An RA may ask you to quiet down if a party is getting too loud but thats usually the extent of it.

4 College Junior

Majors: I got a great summer internship that is very applicable to my career goals. I found this internship on my own but Mount Holyoke provides great resources for finding internships as well. I received a $3,000 award from Mount Holyoke to conduct the un-paid internship.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with the environmental studies program and the environmental policy concentration. Students have a chance to really connect with their professors. Students learn real world skills in the classroom and through research and often have the opportunity to conduct additional research with professors.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I have had an excellent experience with the environmental studies department at Mount Holyoke. The professors are very knowledgeable and dedicated to the students. The workload is heavy but doable and there is a wide range of courses to choose from. You learn real world skills in the classroom and through field work that will be applicable for future careers.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a lot of different options but the process of getting new dorm every year is kinda complicated. The best dorms are Safford, Brigham, Mead the worst are Dickinson, 1837. Although the worst dorms here are pretty good compared to other schools better dorms.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Its a womens college so the quality of guys is very poor, but the girls are pretty average I guess.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: You have to pay for parking but there are enough spots. The parking lots aren't on the outskirts of campus. It would be really helpful to have a car here, or at least have a friend with a car.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a history major so that was pretty easy to find and the program is good. I am also interested in business and they have a minor for that so thats good.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: When I was there, there was a particularly large international population, especially from India & Pakistan (In the 19th century, missionaries from Mt. Holyoke often went to India and other parts of the world). I thought the African-American representation was on the small side when I was there, but then, I graduated in 1992. Things may have changed. Most students were middle-class.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Transportation isn't needed on campus, and there's a shopping area across the street. To go to the mall, to Amherst, or Northampton, there's a free bus. From Amherst, you can also catch a bus to just about anywhere (fast/cheap bus to NYC, for example, for about $30 RT). If you bring a car, parking is plentiful on campus. In contrast, for example, the parking at UMASS is difficult and usually very distant.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Facilities and aesthetics are terrific, but social life can be dowdy. With two all-women's colleges in the 5-college area, attending parties at Amherst or UMASS can be unpleasant. Women at those colleges aren't exactly welcoming. Parties at MHC, unless it's your own with your own invited guests, are dull indeed. For me, it was ok. I had a boyfriend in Boston, and I was very focused on academics.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Mt. Holyoke's campus has charm and history. Dorms are mostly on the small size, classrooms are well-equipped. The library is amazing, in part due to the age of the college.

5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Keep in mind that I graduated in 1992. I'm sure things have changed, but Mt. Holyoke was providing free access to computers early in the game.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Early in the fall semester and late in the spring semester there are lots of beautiful days where all you want to do is hang out on the green. It does rain a good amount during the fall and spring. Last winter we had lots of snow, but that is to be expected in New England.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: A few scholarships available for academic achievement. Financial aid is better than many of the other schools that are on the same level as Mount Holyoke.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all really nice and even the farthest away dorms are not actually that far away. It usually takes me about 5 to 7 minutes to get to class. The housing process is a little out dated and time consuming but none of the dorms are terrible so no matter where you end up you'll be happy.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Very few off campus options, but living on campus is great!

5 College Junior

Technology: Computers are everywhere, the trouble though are the printers. But there's at least one computer lab in every academic building, and each dorm has at least three to four computers for student use.

4 College Junior

Weather: I'm from New England, so the weather doesn't bother me at all. Though this past winter was particularly cold, which can be annoying and uncomfortable when walking to classes. Definitely bundle up for the beginning of Spring Semester!

4 College Junior

Technology: There are plenty of computers available for student use. Dorms have computer labs, libraries have computer labs or allow you to rent a laptop, etc... internet speed is a little slow though.

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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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