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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've seen, the buildings are gorgeous and people love to live there.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Food is ok. It could be worse.

1 College Senior

Guys & Girls: This is a single-sex institution, so there are little to no guys. Sometimes men from the other campuses come by to take classes that are offered her, but for the most part there are none here.

If you want to meet guys, you can go off campus to Amherst, Hampshire or UMass, but there is no guarantee that you will meet someone you want to be friends with.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: The school is in a very quiet town and sometimes that's really nice. It is pretty easy to get off campus but it is much easier if you know people at the schools located nearby. Unfortunately it is a little tough to meet new people at the other school and tough to meet nice people of the opposite sex. That works for some people, so don't let the remoteness deter you.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The aid I received was pretty decent, but the amount of times I would have to go into the office to talk to Financial Services was a bit annoying. I have also heard several horror stories about people losing some of the aid that they were promised.

4 College Senior

Technology: For the most part the internet and the availability of computers and printers is great. Having your own computer is just convenient so you don't have to rely on the library or the computer labs when you want or need the privacy of your room.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I would say in terms of sexual orientation campus would be rated as 60% homosexual and 40% heterosexual. Since this is a single-sex campus that can be pretty understandable. The politics of the campus leans heavily toward the left. Many of the students are from the U.S. and it is mostly white. The college is trying its best to diversify the student body by reaching out to more diverse regions of the U.S. as well as the world.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think the Health Center is okay. I think they work well for the minor bumps, bruises and colds. They can however be a little worthless when it comes to things that are much more serious.

3 College Senior

Parking: Just like most college campuses students have to pay for their permits to have a car on campus. It's a $100 at the beginning of the semester for the parking decal. The price generally falls as the semester goes on. I think the price is quite reasonable.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really do not like it here. I do not fit in and am transferring next year because it is too small and I do not enjoy being at a women's college due to drama.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is a super safe campus. I feel totally comfortable walking around at night by myself.

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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a women's college, therefore there are very few to none guys on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's D3 so that explains itself. The field hockey team and equestrian teams are excellent.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's very "live and let live" at this school. There is little partying though.

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1 College Freshman

Local Area: I hate it here. It's very boring. There is absolutely nothing to do.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are few parking lots and some are far from dorms.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received no financial aid or scholarship money and the school is very expensive.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is absolutely no nightlife at my school. You have to go off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are awesome, some are bad. The rules are very lenient.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good but repetitive. They have some weird choices.

1 College Freshman

Weather: It's extremely hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty average. The apartments are relatively close to the campus. Bad parking.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is very diverse. I really enjoy the diversity

1 College Freshman

Local Area: The school can feel isolated at times. However, there is a free bus to the other four colleges in the five college consortium so that is a good thing, it always students to leave campus when they want or need to. The town of South Hadley is not a very vibrant place, but again, it is relatively easy to visit the surrounding towns and the other schools.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: There is some strictness. For example, they don't seem to be extremely strict about visitors or about who is on campus; there are a limited number of video surveillance cameras and many people from the town like to walk the campus with their dogs. However, they are VERY strict about parking. There is a variety. Supposedly the school is strict with the honor code but that doesn't seem to stop people from violating it.

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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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