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Reviews 662 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities for any sort of athletics are amazing for such a small school. Gym access is open to all, and they even offer Zumba and kickboxing classes, amongst other things.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the most part, the dorms are great. There are one or two buildings that are less than desirable, but for the most part they have good lighting, great community atmosphere, they are close to most buildings on campus (as the school is not tremendously large), and they are fairly clean.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In town, there are only a couple of restaurants, and of those only a handful that students will regularly eat at. Take out is not bad if you know where to get it from, and if you really want to go out, Northampton and Amherst are only a short bus ride away.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors care so much about your experience! They want you to succeed, to understand, and they will always answer your questions. Academic advisors are also amazing -- they only want the best for each and every student. As with any competitive, top college, there are some academic rivalries -- as in, many students are quite serious about their grades and how they rank. It's all healthy competition -- we just want to do well in school! That's always balanced by the fun spots to hit during the weekend. Workload is always manageable, and the professors are willing to understand most circumstances if you're unable to turn something in on time. Great school with a great academia program.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Economics is a fantastic major at Mount Holyoke. With Lynk, the career connection program, there are endless opportunities for summer internships and interview opportunities. The department is filled with wonderful professors and students alike. The workload is manageable, but sometimes ramping up for all the tests is quite overwhelming. But with the resources available, everything comes into place.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: With Northampton just around the corner, food is great, local, AND delicious!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As in any school, it's a tricky process. But most students are quite happy.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Kind of a sleepy town.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: SO MANY OPTIONS. The dining system is great!

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: EXTREMELY supportive and safe community.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: CamPo can be a downer, but hey, that's everywhere

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: GREAT system. Beautiful buildings. Love it, such fun

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not huge athletes, but we still love the games!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse -- great for all.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: name brand college with great professors and people

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great system set in place to connect to jobs!

4 College Senior

Administration: They are really nice and forgiving. They aren't always strict but they do a good job enforcing the law.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Everyone at Mount Holyoke is very friendly. We have a lot of diversity of campus.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: The local area is very small and limited. There are different places to be here and there. If you want a more city life, going off campus to other nearby colleges is your best bit. Periodically, the town has community tag sales or a race to support some causes. There's a farmer's market in the fall which is nice to attend. Once the year starts up there will be concerts/plays you can attend as well. There is one movie theater nearby and a couple of restaurants.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: The aid received was pretty good. They really do try to accommodate everyone with a fair financial aid package.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: There isn't a Greek Life on campus. It is available on other 5-college campuses if interested.

4 College Senior

Athletics: It is common to be on a sport. It will require a lot of time management and how to deal with tight schedule early on.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It is pretty good! A lot of Asian food options.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: There is definitely sometime to eat for everyone regardless of your diet (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). If you have allergies you can custom order meals a week in advance. Everyone get three meals swipes a day, one swipe per corresponding meal time. Meals are available online for everyone's viewing. We have several different places you can eat. There is Blanchard Student Center where you can get most fast food, junk food, and sandwiches from lunch until midnight usually (only food location with a price limit, otherwise, all other locations are buffet style), and on the weekdays, we have specials and a salad bar. As for other dining halls, we have several different dining halls with different menus. A popular dining hall is Prospect because it has daily special menu on top of it's normal menu.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Every dorm has a different aspects. Each dorm has their pros and cons.

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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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