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Reviews 662 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is really nice actually, the only down side is that sometimes the athletes take over most of the equipment which leaves little for us to use

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: No off campus housing really. If you're lucky you might be able to but it's rare. Most people live on campus all four years

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's pretty much two restaurants- a chinese restaurant and a japanese restaurant. That's it. There's a crappy mexican place and an expensive restaurant. Not a lot of options at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's not super harsh but you will get in trouble if you smoke weed in your room and someone can smell it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Average for a college campus, not bad not great

5 College Freshman

Diversity: It is so diverse, it's beautiful

5 College Freshman

Academics: It is all doable, but it is an elite school so they do expect a lot from you.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All woman's college, but the guys that come from other schools are attractive, intelligent, and easy to talk to.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Mount Holyoke is one of the best kept secrets, the diversity and openness make it extremely unique. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I could not have chosen a better school for myself, this is a place where I can grow and thrive both academically and socially. The professors are engaged and always keep things interesting, as well as very into making the class room environment a comfortable place for all. Class sizes vary depending on what level class you are taking (100 level will have a lot of students, 300 level will be very intimate), but all classes are "capped" so for an example most language classes have less than 10 students but an Introduction to Sociology class might have 50 students. There is also the option to take classes at the four other colleges in the consortium, and I have many students from other colleges in my classes.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's like a giant sorority!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of students participate in both variety and intramural sports. Our Field Hockey team is ranked very high in the NCAA, our Rowing team is also very strong and completive, and many of our other sports have been on a rise in the past decade. Our sports facilities are great and include many squash courts, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor track, 2 gyms with plenty of machines, a basketball/volleyball court, a 25 yard swimming pool and large diving well, an erg room, and the option to rent out things like tennis rackets and snow shoes. There is a good amount of school spirit and friends of friends go to support teams.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone lives on campus so no one really needs to look into off campus housing- it's unnecessary

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wish the town of South Hadley had more off-campus dining options but there are MANY places to choose from between Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst.

5 College Freshman

Administration: They are extremely reasonable and make it clear that they genuinely care.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process goes very smoothly and I have not heard bad stories about it.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at Mount Holyoke is not as bad as I think some people would expect and definitely more alive than I thought it was originally coming to school here. Every weekend there is a least one Chapin party, every two weeks there are pub nights, and then Friday and Saturdays you can always count on there being dorm parties. Dorm parties are often taken place in dorm rooms or the apartments that are on campus. All options are great ways to meet people. Another option for partying is to go off campus to either Hampshire, Smith, Amherst, or UMass there are PLENTY of options between the 5 colleges that you could do something different every weekend. It is also nice to go out to another college (there is a bus system that drives throughout the 5 colleges so transportation is never an issue) and come back to MoHo later in the night and it is always a clean and safe environment.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus food is delicious, there are always so many options to choose from no matter where you go to eat, having the option to eat at 7 (Abby/Buckland, Rockies, Wilder, Prospect, Blanchard, Ham/McGregor, Kendade) different places throughout the day is a luxury. Another "plus" about Campus food is that Blanchard Campus Center (they have pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers, dal.. etc ext) is open until midnight everyday of the week, so there is always somewhere to eat no matter the time of day.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are very nice and well kept, most have hardwood floors and high ceilings with lots of character. The best housing is on Skinner Green and the "worst" dorms are those far from central campus, but even those options are not bad. Social atmosphere is good, you meet a lot of people through your hall, classes, and extracurricular activities as well as the four other colleges near by.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports obviously aren't huge here, but we still have a lot of school spirit and we support our teams! It's easy to get involved if you want to but don't expect glory.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The bus systems are great and the school also runs shuttle buses to CVS during the week. It's pretty easy to get anywhere, though of course having a car is faster than using the PVTA.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: There's always parking available in lots across campus, and it's cheap.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties in dorms and academic buildings every Friday and Sunday. If you're looking for boys you have to go off campus but the on campus scene isn't bad, especially if you're queer. There's nothing on Thursdays or other days of the week though, and sometimes it gets quiet on weekends anyway.

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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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