Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
3,908
Students Applied
40%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
96
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
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
Early Decision II
January 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
19%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
US States Represented
46
Countries Represented
57
34%
Submitting ACT
48%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1393
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
630
75th
750
Reading
25th
640
75th
713
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
59%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
54
Top 25%
91
Top 50%
98

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 413-538-2023
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.40 Average Rating
the instant i stepped on campus for the first time (day of orientation, i did not visit the school beforehand), i realized i'd found my home. but, if you visit, please talk to some of the students! we love prospective students and first years and always want to encourage you to apply and attend. also, be prepared to feel the most comfortable and accepted ever and to have a mind blowing amount of eye opening and thought provoking conversations with everyone and anyone. :)
Miriam from Hillsboro, OR
Visit the campus, talk to your college advisor, and apply!
Nia
Definitely check it out first! And even though it's an all women's college, don't scratch it off your list! It's Five College Consortium gives you plenty of chances to meet other people!
Ashley from Kingston, MA
Bring or buy some weather-proof shoes! Snowy, icy winters seem to be sandwiched between periods of rain. The weather isn't usually too bad, but trust me, cold, wet feet can ruin anyone's day. Explore clubs and orgs! You might find your passion or your best friend.
Siobhan from Tucson, AZ
While it is an incredible place to be, Mount Holyoke is very academically challenging. Be prepared to have your mind expanded, but keep in mind how challenging it is so that you don't spread yourself too thin. Even if you are valedictorian of your class, make sure that you balance your course load, or at least attempt to. This will give you the best chance for success.
Morgen from Edinboro, PA
As of last year, I didn't see myself going to an all-woman's college. And, to be honest, I applied to MHC on a whim. But what really got me excited about the campus was coming to the campus in the spring (just a few weeks before the dreaded D(ecision)-Day). I fell in love with the campus, and everyone was very nice to me - answering all my questions and pointing me in the right direction if they didn't know the answer.
I decided to go to MHC, and so far, I'm loving it. It was the perfect fit for me and so many others.
So, if there is any advice that I can give to a student who is thinking about coming to MoHo, it would be to come and experience what everyone is so excited about! :D
There's no place like MoHome!
just be yourself, when you apply, because that's what i did, and i was accepted. if you pretend to be someone else, both you and the institution will suffer from the wrong fit. also, if you are unsure about attending a women's college, visit one; you'll quickly realize that it's pretty much the same as a co-ed school, just even better!
mia from millersburg, oh
I would visit the school and do an overnight. Especially if you are thinking about playing sports. Also, go talk to people, do not be scared of the big scary college students we all remember when we visited and how scared and intimidated we were. Sit in on more than one class to really get a feel for the classroom dynamics. Explore the beautiful campus, walk from the green to the botanical garden and up around the lake and even to the equestrian center.
Kennedy from Davis, CA
Do not be afraid to apply to Mount Holyoke College. While it is not the school for everyone, there is a wealth of opportunity. Some students do not like the all women's environment or the academic rigor of the campus. Thus, students do occasionally transfer out but those who do stay find a rich community of support and intellectual stimulus. And, of course, students transfer into the college as well and thrive.
Emma from Saint Michaels, AZ
Be sure to involve yourself in at least one extracurricular activity, whether it is a job, sport, or student org. You'll meet new people, network, and find so many ways to relieve tension.
Chelsea from Porter Corners, NY

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