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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school recently had some issues concerning discrimination and bias. I have not experienced any discrimination or bias from peers or the administration but it is an issues that has been discussed in the past couple of weeks. Like any other college, Mount Holyoke could do a better job at making everyone feel included.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school works on a need-based system. Thankfully, the school is paying the majority of my tuition and it is the only reason I am able to attend.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know anything about the Greek Life.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't decided on a major yet, so I don't know what the process for declaring that would be like.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't declared my major an am not yet involved with a specific program as I am only a first year.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The PVTA runs often and connects the 5 colleges in the area. This makes it easy to get to Northhampton, Amherst and many other places.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm more aware of the student orgs. and clubs than I am of the varsity teams.

College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, and therefore am not familiar with parking.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms have older charm, but rooms tend to be larger and nicer than the typical college dorm.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many places to eat directly off campus, but it is easy to get to Northhampton and Amherst, which have much more variety.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There aren't many things to do close to campus, with the exception of a handful of dining options, small shops and a movie theater. Students choose to go into North Hampton or Amherst for art and music attractions as well as for more vibrant nightlife.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school recommends that students live on campus all 4 years. This isn't a problem as most Seniors and Juniors get singles. There aren't many apartment options for moving off campus, and most students choose to enjoy the wonderful dorms for all 4 years.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life at Mount Holyoke College. This makes the social scene more open and accessible to all students.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are many computer labs with printers in the libraries on campus, as well as a handful of desktop computers and a printer located in each dorm. I would not recommend bringing a printer on campus as each student receives money to use printers in the library. You can also print for free in the printers in the dorms (provided that you use your own paper).

5 College Freshman

Administration: Staff members,various Academic Deans and CA's try to enact fair policies regarding academics and dorm life.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload at Mount Holyoke can be intense if you don't know how to manage your time. My friends who attend state colleges and less exclusive liberal arts colleges brag about being "able to only spend around 2-3 hours on homework per night". Needless to say, this is not something to expect at MHC. Women who attend Mount Holyoke know what they are getting themselves into, and expect to be pushed and challenged academically.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe, and students typically feel completely comfortable walking alone at night. It is rare that personal electronics/bikes get stolen, but in these instances campus police is more than happy to assist.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Technology: Its pretty solid, there are computer labs and a printer in every dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Scholarships: I'm mainly here because of the amazing financial aid package I was given.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is probably one of the main things that Mount Holyoke does incredibly well at (except for political diversity). There are a few Republicans, but they are not very vocal.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: It depends on the major.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Its diverse, but does have its own problems that are blown up and amplified by the sensitivity and political correctness of the student body. If you are racist, homophobic or intolerant, do not come here, people will not find it "funny" or be afraid to confront you.

If you are a republican however, do not come here because no one at this school is.

Economic diversity is a little worse, but still ok.

4 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very very hit or miss. If its good, it can be beyond fantastic, and if its bad, it can be really bad and only enforced by the fact that there are people getting much much better, so it feel unfair. The dorms directly on the green are the best, and typically the most beautiful. Meade, Rockefeller, Safford, and Porter are probably the most desired rooms on campus because the buildings are incredibly beautiful, the rooms are fairly big, and they are very close to everything. Some dorms that are farther away from campus have their own perks. The Delles is far away from class buildings and dining halls but its beautiful, and has a party atmosphere. Abbey/Buckland isn't at pretty as other buildings, but the rooms are big and have a lot of storage and has its own dining hall. Ham/Macgregor are pretty isolated, but many athletes choose to live there since its right by the gym and equestrian center. Other dorms, Dickinson and 18, absolutely no one wants to live in, and their residence complain nonstop.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of athletics, nothing very high tier, but some good ones. Sporting events pull groups of people who go to see their friends attend, and since this is a small campus, that is a fair crowd.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The PVTA runs often and its free for 5 college students!!!! Its best to have your own car, but there are many ways to get around.

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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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