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Mount Holyoke College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 47 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

100% Women


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball - - Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Soccer - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 5.6%
Non-resident alien 19.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 44.9%
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 9
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Emily from Katy, TX
  • 3
  • dorm life at mount holyoke is what you make of it. some of the halls are simply in a better location on campus than others, so if you are in…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More
  • Miriam from Hillsboro, OR
  • 5
  • i walk in through the kitchen and i grab an orange or cookie from last night's m&c's (milk and cookies are served every night!!) when i get back from classes,…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Chelsea from Porter Corners, NY
  • 5
  • Our CAs and SCAs (formerly SAs and HPs) are there for everyone, no matter what - I've had wonderful SAs that I have developed very comfortable relations with. Dorm life…

  • Jun-14-2012 Read More
  • Andrea from Rochester, MA
  • 2
  • Excellent atmosphere for studying. God forbid if you need to take a break from studying, however. Being an all-female campus, there is either no social events, or very immature ones,…

  • Jun-16-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • mia from millersburg, oh
  • Apr-18-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    their food is all prepared at the school, never frozen or prepackaged like in high school. the only school i've visited where when you enter the dining hall it smells undeniably appetizing. they are consolidating their some nine dining halls this year though, so i'm not sure if the food diversity will continue.

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  • 4
  • Kritika from Nepal
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Its healthy and good and there are a lot of options. The dining halls are clean too.

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  • 4
  • Pearl from Wyoming, MI
  • Oct-23-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I haven't been to the campus myself, so I can't really speak to the quality of the food, but from what I've seen it looks alright.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    It's okay. It kind of sucks that you have to have a meal plan, and cooking your own food is almost impossible. The food in the dining halls are not too bad.

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  • 4
  • Anon
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Pretty good, to be honest. Lots of vegetarian options.

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  • 3
  • Lauren from Macon, GA
  • Feb-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Mount Holyoke has pretty good food compared to other institutions. About once a month a dining hall will have Gracious Dinner, which is a night when they dress up the dining room and feature a meal from another culture. You can look up the menus of the dining halls online and choose where you would like to go.

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  • 5
  • Maya from Essex Junction, VT
  • Feb-12-2013 I am a current student here

    We have upwards of seven dining halls; the food is well-crafted and sometimes delicious, but is definitely what you make of it. Avoid anything with tempeh or seitan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student from MO
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life at Mount Holyoke. However, there is a club for it that goes and does activities together as a slightly toned down Greek Life option.

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  • 0
  • Emma from Saint Michaels, AZ
  • Jul-25-2012 I am a current student here

    There is no Greek life at Mount Holyoke but we could be considered the largest sorority on Earth. Saying that, sororities were banned in the early part of the 20th century to create a stronger community among all of the students. Thus far, this strategy seems to have worked.

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  • 0
  • Mayra from Houston, TX
  • Jul-16-2012 I am a current student here

    We do not have a Greek life and it is refreshing. We build bonds among each other and I think this is better than belonging to one specific house.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from CT
  • Jun-28-2012 I am a current student here

    We don't have any greek life, but if you are really interested, some sororities at UMass will let you join there.

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