Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in South Hadley, MA, which is a predominantly suburban area. About two thousand students enroll at MHC yearly.
Students can choose from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Mount Holyoke College accepts about 50 percent of applicants. Of those students admitted, about 34 percent attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of tuition is nearly $46,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $6,500 each year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.
The mascot for MHC is the "Lyons", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA.
For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.mtholyoke.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants MHC accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Mount Holyoke College has a total student population of about 2,200. The student body is made up of 96% undergraduate students and 23% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $44,000-$52,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $1,500 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$30,917|
|Receiving Student Loans||59%||$5,427|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Mount Holyoke College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Mount Holyoke College has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||76%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.8%|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mount Holyoke College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mount Holyoke College.
- Westfield State University in Westfield, MA (14 miles away)
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (40 miles away)
- Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT (42 miles away)
- Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT (67 miles away)
- Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT (74 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Mount Holyoke College for official up-to-date information.