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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Women Only
2,208
Undergraduates
3
Men - 0.1%
2,206
Women - 99.9%
127
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 3,699 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.81
SAT Math
715 average
650-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$73,078
Tuition and Fees
$52,258
Room and Board
$15,320
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$44,203
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,811
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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%
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Springfield Population
17,514
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Mascot
Lyon
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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