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Reviews 761 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: They are always warm and welcoming and love to teach

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Getting a job it's difficult and there a strong connection with the alumni and a lot of support

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't think we have greek life- its an all girls school

5 College Student

Athletics: It's welcoming and athletes and non athletes can workout together happily

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love my college and am so happy to have gotten accepted!! My only concern is the expense so now I am looking at scholarships everywhere!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the professors are great. They try to ease up on coursework and make it easy for students. Also, they make textboks not much of a priority and available everywhere so you don't spend so much $$$ buying them.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Yeah, just know that once you graduate you'll get a really good job.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is good. Even if you live in ham/macgregor which is basically at the other end of campus

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities are really good. Just ask an instructor if you don't know how to use them and you'll be fine. Oha and they're open a lot and you don't have to pay.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love MHC. Yes, social life is inadequate especially if you're straight. But the school and its students are so accepting of everything and everyone. Just don't be rude or messy. And there's this misconception that MHC is only full of LGBT people and if you come here you might be forced to change or you'll be shunted for your conservative views or that straight people are very few. This is actually not true. Lgbt: straight ratios balance out evenly. And I have so many straight friends it almost seems like straight people are the majority. And it's ok to say you're going off-campus to see boys or you're even taking classes at the 5 colleges just for boys. It's accepted and frankly, I think the majority of the people that go off to the coed schools do it just for coed interactions. Don't come here with a kind of attitude against things or scared. Be open to new things and be yourself. Then, the workload is heavy and cramming doesn't cut it but there are a tooooon of resources to use. Good internet, cheap printing facilities, an extensive library and the writing center that helps you write essays, you'll just make that A. not much time for partying though cos there are always papers to write, and readings to do for class participation- which can make up to 50% of your grade.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is of huge importance to Mount Holyoke and it shows within the student body.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There isn't much time for partying with the large workload, and parties get busted pretty easily with everyone living on campus.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel extremely safe on campus. It is a safe little town with adequate security presence.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My professors have been some of the most brilliant, kind people I have ever met. Their passion shines through their teaching.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Lynk internship fund that guarantees each student one funded internship during their time at Mount Holyoke is one of the most valuable, distinctive programs in the country.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings are rich with history and feature regal common spaces, fit for the queens we are

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Any degree of involvement in athletics is supported - whether you are a varsity athlete, a club member, or just looking to stay healthy.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is an extremely difficult school, but the professors genuinely care about you and are always willing to help. I have already grown immensely as a student and as a person in my brief time at Mount Holyoke.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I can't really say yet because I've only been here one semester, but I've had a pretty good academic experience so far. I expect to get pretty good grades, which is good because I feel like I worked pretty hard for the most part. I study in the library a lot. It is a great place.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never heard of any crimes being committed on campus. I feel very safe, even walking alone at night on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My classes my first semester (my only one so far) were good. Not amazing. They didn't seem as amazing as the classes my sister was taking at Smith, but maybe thats just the ones I picked. A lot of the cool ones I saw when selecting classes weren't open to first years, so I guess I just have to hang in there. I liked most of my professors, but didn't really love any of them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Safford, so I'm kind of biased because it is one of the best dorms, so I think campus housing is great. My dorm is really pretty inside and out, and its really close to everything (except Kendall, and all my first year friends in Ham-MacGregor, but oh well). I think CA's should get free room and board, as they do at other schools. As for the other dorms, Ham and Macgregor are kind of far, but they are close to Kendall, so basically I think there are ups and downs to every dorm.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams are very supportive of each other and we have great athletic facilities, especially the boathouse. The coaches are very well-qualified and good at and invested in their work. It has been a great place for me to get introduced to being an athlete for the first time in my life.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, and there are is a lot of support and a lot of resources regarding sexual assault.

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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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