Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA, USA
4.40 Average Rating

Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is a 4-year women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. The oldest college among the Seven Sisters, Mount Holyoke grants undergraduate degrees in 48 academic majors and also gives students the opportunity to design their own major. In addition, the Mount Holyoke campus is home to five cultural centers providing assistance and counseling for students from historically marginalized backgrounds,  as well as students who identify as transgender and non-binary.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other January 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
19%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
34%
Submitting ACT
48%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1393
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,334
Total Number of Undergrads
2,210
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
76%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,239
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$49,998
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$49,998
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,660
Books and Supplies
$950

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,370
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,517
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,022

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
44%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,233
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$226
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
120
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
95%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Paws
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Springfield
Washington
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
69%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.40 Average Rating
incredibly open and friendly. it seems like a place that is genuine about everything, where everyone loves where they are and what they're doing. being there feels, to me, how college is always supposed to feel in movies.
mia from millersburg, oh
Mount Holyoke is a school that provides and excellent education to anyone willing to work hard and strive to be their best. The community is small, supportive, and excepting of everyone. There are opportunities for anyone, with any passion, to thrive and succeed during their time at Mount Holyoke and after with the help of the teachers and alumni.
Kennedy from Davis, CA
I once heard Mount Holyoke College described as Harvard meets Hogwarts meets the movie 'Mona Lisa's Smile'. It was not until my first week on campus that I realized the truth behind this description. Not only was I sitting in a classroom with some of the smartest women in the world, but the Gothic architecture created world of magic and opportunity both in the classroom and out.
Emma from Saint Michaels, AZ
Mount Holyoke is a welcoming environment for individuals of all backgrounds, a place to establish life-long bonds with others who share the common history of life as a woman (but has expanded to include trans*men and trans*women). Although women have made tremendous gains in equal treatment and rights over the last century, our journey is not yet over.
Chelsea from Porter Corners, NY
(first of all, sorry about lack of capitalization, somehow it's not working every time i submit it!) mount holyoke is mohome, an intellectual, comforting, and aesthetic paradise, full of incredible people with incredible dreams, drive, and determination. this is the best atmosphere possible because unlike at my high school, you are not looked down upon for wanting to do well and work hard! it's extremely easy to be involved or go for or speak up about whatever you want here.
Miriam from Hillsboro, OR

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