MHC, Mt Holyoke

Mount Holyoke College

50 College St, South Hadley, United States
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  • Total Documents
    187
  • Class Notes
    174
  • Textbook Notes
    3
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    43
  • Previously Enrolled
    47

Overview of Mount Holyoke College (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,210
    • Men:3 (0.1%)
    • Women:2,207 (99.9%)

Location

Admission Information (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mount Holyoke College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
50 College Street
City, State, Zip
South Hadley, MA  01075
Phone
(413) 538-2023
Fax
(413) 538-2409
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
January 1, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 3,446 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 3,446 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
529 (30%) of 1,752 admitted students enrolled
Women
529 (30%) of 1,752 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.81
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
670 average |630-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
680 average |640-713 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,998 (75.1194446948526%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,660 (22.02590222061961%)
  • Other Expences: - $950 (1.42732654226389%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $950 (1.42732654226389%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mount Holyoke College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1 | Final deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002192
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
396 (74.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
331 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
331 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
331 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$41,558
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 331 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,011
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 284 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,299
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 61 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
77 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,213

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,551 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,420 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,420 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,420 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$40,769
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,416 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,067
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,243 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,626
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 224 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
282 (12.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,064

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,872
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,123

Academics & Instruction (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


213

Part-Time Faculty


51

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


78%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,524,228

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mount Holyoke College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


80.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


85.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


86.0%

Programs & Majors (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching of Languages

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Mathematics Education

Campus Life (MHC, Mt Holyoke)

Location & Geography

Population


17,514

Nearest Metropolitan Area


800 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Springfield

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Hartford
Nearest Bus Station
South Hadley
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


95% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


5%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lyon
School Colors
Navy and white, with Columbia blue accent

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mount Holyoke College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association, c.a.u.s.e. (creating awareness and unity for social equality), mhc outing club, mount holyoke symphony orchestra, mount holyoke news

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


No, women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,161

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,210
Women
2,207
Men
3

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

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


124

Student Resources (MHC, Mt Holyoke)