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Reviews 734 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is incredibly safe--I have never felt unsafe on this campus.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The class environment is excellent; the professors are brilliant; the resources are endless. All around the entire academic experience is phenomenal.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some women are pretty--but the student body is not particularly attractive.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Sometimes there are great parties on campus--however, only the student org hosted parties. In dorm parties are very bad. But it is not hard to get to parties at Amherst College or the University of Mass, Amherst.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They are not incredibly strict here. However, if you are caught drinking underaged, you may have to attend counseling. Whereas in the neighboring schools, if you are caught drinking, or have to call campus police because you got really sick from drinking, they don't even report you to the school--they just help you.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computer accessibility is good. However, the wireless network is not very good. In many places around campus you just can't get wireless signal, and many times it just stops working.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They really are not that too strict. You are caught drinking they send you to a counselor the first time and nothing else happens I don't think. And its pretty hard to get caught.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is definitely weed around, but you'll see that at any campus. Its not really bad or in your face or anything, you just smell it sometimes.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You really need to go to other campus or travel a bit to get to bars

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There the pretty standard liberal arts type majors. There is a really cool minor program called nexus where you get an internship.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is a couple of shops across the street, that are kinda nice. The town is really cute. But there is not much to do and where kinda isolated. If you drive or take a bus for an hour then you can get to places with some stuff to do.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Mount Holyoke is a mix of buildings that are really old and newer ones. Some of the older buildings need some renovations. But for the most part there all pretty good. The student center and the gym are both really nice.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is good, but can get pretty boring. You have more than 5 dining halls to choose from, so there's a pretty good chance everyone can find something. Most are open for dinner from 5:00 to 7:00, but if you can't make that, there is one "cafeteria" styled dining option open until 12:00am.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Mount Holyoke has a very strict honor code that applies to studies and overall life on campus. They don't interfere very much, but expect you to be respectful and follow the rules for your own safety. Most people here want to keep that freedom, and follow the rules (or go off campus to party). For that reason, MHC is much safer!

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather isn't necessarily bad, but it can be very unpredictable! The college is very aware of the students' and professors' safety, so if there is a definite severe weather warning, they will close the school (for example: during the 2012 blizzard).

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is definitely a diversity of students at MHC. From international students, to girls of all different beliefs and backgrounds, Mount Holyoke is not only an accepting "home," but also one that promotes independence and self awareness of your personal opinions (and to share them with others)!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Although its a small town with not much to do, the surrounding towns and colleges are good places to escape into another world. The campus is absolutely breathtaking in all season and completely inviting, as are the people. Not a huge party school but when there are, they're very decent.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Rarely seen and if seen at some parties but not usually done by mount holyoke students but rather other college students from the local area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are pretty good. However, some of the wood floors could use a change due to the excessive creaking.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a variety of dining campus options at Mount Holyoke which allows everyone to have a good meals when away from home.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation is almost always on time, and it is a great way to get off campus and experience something different.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few restaurants directly across from the campus which is where most students go if they want a change. There is also Amherst town which has a large variety.

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.

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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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