Mount Holyoke College, founded in 1837, is a private, liberal arts college for women. It is a top-ranked, highly selective, private liberal arts college enrolling 2,000 remarkable women from across the U.S. and around the world. With its highly-charged learning environment, Mount Holyoke offers 44 majors, small classes, and a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. A leader in higher education for women, Mount Holyoke has always encouraged purposeful engagement with the world. The college's emphases include connected learning, leadership, technological and environmental literacy and excellence in speaking, arguing and writing. Distinguished by the beauty of its campus, Mount Holyoke is a member of the prestigious Five College Consortium which offers 5,000+ courses to 30,000 undergraduates in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, one of the nation's most culturally vibrant regions. Its 800-acre campus, including numerous 19th-century buildings, is located in South Hadley, 10 miles north of Springfield.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
No, women only
1,915
Undergraduates
4
Men - 0.2%
1,912
Women - 99.8%
125
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,480 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.87 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
697 average
640-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
681 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
$56,518
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$42,815
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,018
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
56%
20-29
17%
30-39
8%
40-49
4%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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South Hadley Population
17,514
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lyon
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
10.4%
Black/African-American
8%
Hispanic/Latino
12.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.2%
Unknown
1.9%
International Students
27.8% from 83 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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