Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South hadley, MA 01075-1489
Tel: (413)538-2000
Private not-for-profit | 2,344 students
As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights.

School Overview:

Mount Holyoke College
CountyHampshire County, MA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
248 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,344 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,307 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
37 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,322 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
22 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted42%64%

School Notes:

  • Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote. Today, her famous words—"Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do"—continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students.
  • Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is 90 minutes west of Boston and three hours north of New York City. We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus, talk to professors and coaches, learn about the tremendous advantages of the Five College Consortium, tour our top-notch facilities, and chat with current students.
  • Mount Holyoke's superb resources and facilities include a 700,000-volume library; a $36-million, state-of-the-art Science Center; recently expanded and renovated music and art buildings; and first-rate sports and dance complex, Equestrian Center, and golf course.
  • Mount Holyoke offers 14 varsity sports programs and seven competitive club sports teams. A member of the NCAA Division III and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), MHC competes among many top-ranked teams and long-time local rivals. The College is dedicated to the NCAA Division III philosophy of making athletics an integral part of the educational experience and creating an opportunity for student-athletes to become well-rounded individuals.
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Nearby Schools:

Hampshire College
5.4 mi. away
Smith College
5.9 mi. away
Trinity College
35.6 mi. away

View all schools in: Massachusetts, Hampshire , South Hadley, Zip 01075

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