Mount Holyoke College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is the oldest of the "seven sister" colleges. Mount Holyoke is a small liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst College, UMass Amherst, Smith College and Hampshire College. Students can register for courses at any of the five schools. The college has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Mount Holyoke has a beautiful campus, and students can enjoy the college's botanic gardens, two lakes, waterfalls, and horseback-riding trails. Mount Holyoke, like many colleges, does not require ACT or SAT scores for admission.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Science, History, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2241
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 2332
Faculty: 226

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

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Percent Female: 100%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

50 College Street
South Hadley Massachusetts 1075


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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 51%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -51%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 950

Other Expenses: 950

Room and Board: 12140

Tuition and Fees: 41456

Total Cost: 55496

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4586

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 64%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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