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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a very diverse campus with around 25-35% of the student population as international students. We all treat each other how we want to be treated and it is very rare that there is intolerance of race, sexuality, or identity.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are many bright students at Mount Holyoke and there are many aspects of academic subjects to explore.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police is dedicated to making students feel safe and the health center always has its door open for help.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are great. The teachers put so much effort in their classes and making sure students feel better about the course material. Classes are usually small, but even in bigger introductory courses, professors still do their best in making sure each student feels like an individual, not just another student in a crowd.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is usually spacious in most dorms and CAs (Coumminty Advisors) are very nice and go out of their way to help us. The cleaners do an excellent job with the whole dorm.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There isn't much of an emphasis placed on athletics, but there is a wonderful sports center with dance studios and weight rooms. Many non-atheletes use the facilities

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's an inviting college. I enjoy the tranquility that comes with the college. There aren't many things nearby, which makes it a little inconvenient at times, but it is a calming atmosphere. Teachers are wonderful and are really dedicated to their jobs.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My courses and professors are AMAZING. I am studying with people who are renowned in their fields. To a person, each has enriched my life. Classes are interesting and intense. Professors care a lot and are very accessible. Professors often meet with students for tea or dinner. One professor had the whole class to her house for dinner at the end of last semester. I couldn't be happier with the instruction I am getting and the support as well.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: From what I understand, a Mount Holyoke degree is a very good thing to have. Our career center is very active around campus. Lots of support and programming. Mount Holyoke offers each student funding for an internship of their choice during their time at MHC.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being here. It's a huge challenge, classes are pretty intensive, but such an amazing faculty. I feel like I learn so much in each of my classes. There are many social events going on all the time. Diversity and inclusiveness are big here and I am so glad.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Heal center isn't the best, but it gets the job done

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They do a great job!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Attending Mount Holyoke College is one of the best decision I could have made. The people here are intelligent and welcoming and passionate. The professors are knowledgeable and personable. Coming from the West Coast, I was unable to go home for Thanksgiving but I received many invitations from my professors to join them at their respective tables. The classes and challenging and interesting without being overwhelming. The energy here is inspiring and empowering and there is no where else I would rather spend these four years of my life

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would say that my experience at my college has been great so far. The campus is beautiful and the grounds are very well kept up. All of my professors are very interested in the topics that they teach, which makes me want to learn more and more about these new things I never knew I was interested in.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Mount Holyoke is the best school I could have asked for. The classes are challenging without being overwhelming, the campus is beautiful, the food is actually pretty great (we have different food at different dining halls), and, above all else, the people are amazing. Everyone here is really excited about something, and they are almost equally excited about what you are excited about.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Mhc is a great. I have wonderful friends here and love my classes.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Amazing school. The campus is beautiful and so are the people and the energy, and everything that makes Mount Holyoke Mount Holyoke. So proud to be the first in family to go to college, and to the one that's the first women's college in the US.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The issues I take with Mount Holyoke are not in the school itself. The campus is stunning, the kind of place you'd be proud to point to and say, "that's where I go." The professors take the time to know their students--I took an Anthro lecture my first semester and the professor made a point of meeting with each of the 40+ students individually and talking with us about our interests.

That being said, I don't know if it's the administration or the other students driving this, but the environment there is incredibly isolating if you do not subscribe to a very specific set of beliefs. I came from a small town, where I considered myself politically liberal and a feminist. Upon attending Mount Holyoke, I was unsure what to think. At Convocation, it was announced that Mount Holyoke would begin accepting applications from transwomen and anyone who identified as a woman or non-binary, etc. I didn't exactly know what this meant but, as the school year had not begun yet, I didn't think too much of it.

As the semester progressed, I began to realize what this meant for me. I was constantly being asked what my preferred gender pronouns were, and told to check my cis privilege. At various org meetings, I learned that in a certain light, discussing menstruation could be transphobic. I was called a kink-shamer for my controversial belief that BDSM is abuse. I finished out the semester feeling alone and more out of place than I had ever felt in my life. Then it was announced that the student body would cease to perform 'The Vagina Monologues' on V-Day because 'not all women have vaginas.' That's when I decided I would not be returning.

Mount Holyoke is a beautiful school, but it is extremely disheartening that America's first women's college is no longer a safe space for women to speak freely as women. If you're not 100% on board with queer theory or identity politics, maybe reconsider attending.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been beyond wonderful. Mount Holyoke College fulfills every single one of my wants and needs-- social, intellectual, academic, athletic, and competitive. I am a varsity runner at the school, and that outlet and the team have been increasingly amazing. Mount Holyoke is a women's college, and though that is not the main reason I chose it, nor the first thing I say to people when I describe it, the single-gender community fostered by my college affects comfort level, attracts a certain type of woman, and subtly shifts the community mind and classroom attitude.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Mount Holyoke is a great undergraduate college. The campus is beautiful, the professors are available and willing to help, and the student body is extremely enthusiastic and spirited.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Mount Holyoke College promotes the development and growth of women. The school has the best community who foster women education. You are taught to question opinions and carry on your curiosity. There is somebody to look up to or ask for help when you need help.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far Mount Holyoke has been a really good fit and I am happy where I am. Mount Holyoke is different in every good possible way.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I absolutely LOVE the food at Mount Holyoke. Since I actually worked at a dining hall this year, I saw first hand the whole process of making our food and I can vouch for both its cleanliness and tastiness! The food at all the dining halls are prepared by professionals with local ingredients. Every food is labeled with the ingredients and calories to inform students that may have allergies, etc. There are many options for dining so if you don't like the food at one dining hall you can go to another. There are so many options to choose from and they usually are all great. Not to mention free Milk and Cookies every week night in your dorm!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Although off-campus housing is available it is hard to get. Usually upperclassmen gain access to the few houses close to campus that are available. It's best to stay on campus because it is hard to get a place if you don't have connections.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love the party scene at Mount Holyoke, mainly because there are 4 other colleges close by to party at so things never really get old. There are many options as long as you have the price range of about $10 you can gain access to any school event. Other parties such as dorm parties are usually free and you can get all the party favors you want, usually for free too.

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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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