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.

Read More
collegeType
Private
studentType
No, women only
2,220
Undergraduates
3
Men - 0.1%
2,238
Women - 100.8%
125
Graduate Students
Admissions iconAdmissions
See More
Admissions iconAdmissions
expand icon
Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,971 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 17
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.87 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
697 average
640-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
705 average
660-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-35 range of middle 50%
Financials iconFinancials
See More
Financials iconFinancials
expand icon
Cost of Attendance
$79,178
Tuition and Fees
$58,498
Room and Board
$17,180
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$48,044
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,216
Academics iconAcademics
See More
Academics iconAcademics
expand icon
Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
209
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%
Campus life iconCampus Life
See More
Campus life iconCampus Life
expand icon
South Hadley Population
17,514
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lyon
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
Students iconStudents
See More
Students iconStudents
expand icon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
9.4%
Black/African-American
6.1%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
65.9%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
24.3% from 82 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid data displayed on CollegeData’s college profiles is from the 2021-22 academic year.
A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2022 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.