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
I love Mount Holyoke so far! I'm enjoying it so much more than High School! I'm loving being on the rowing team, and reading and learning new and interesting things and having great, interesting, thought-provoking discussions both in class and out. The vegan food options are great and plentiful and my dorm (Safford) is really nice (except its really hot and has really squeaky floors). I think M&Cs and mountain day make the school unique. I would definitely choose Moho again even though it doesn't have quite as good financial aid as Smith.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
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
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.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago