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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.

Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/

Private
2,210
Undergraduate
Students
(99.9%) 2,207 Women
(0.1%) 3 Men
124
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 3,446 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
630-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
640-713 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,078
Tuition and Fees
$52,258
Room and Board
$15,320
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$40,620
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,538
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
213
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 56% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

South Hadley Population
17,514
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lyon
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.6% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
27.4% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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