About Mount Holyoke College
On Campus Housing
Mount Holyoke College is a private university located in South Hadley, MA. The university covers an area of 2,000 acres. It was in 1837 when the Mount Holyoke College was founded. The dean of MHC is Marcella Runell Hall. The motto of the Mount Holyoke College is That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace — Psalms 144:12 and its official colors are blue and white. The total enrolment stands at 2,300 (Fall 2019) students at Mount Holyoke College. Around 2,190 and 110 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 279 (Fall 2019) faculty. Around 100% of the students are females and 0% are males. Notably, Mount Holyoke College is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At MHC around 47% are white, 27% are Non-resident alien, and 8% are Asian. Moreover, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 183 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Emily Dickinson (Poet, Writer), Virginia Apgar (Scientist, Physician), Elaine Chao (Politician, Economist), and Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Editor, Psychologist). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 105 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by MHC. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges), and NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education). Mount Holyoke College has around $794 million (2019) in endowment.
Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Mount Holyoke College at the 137th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to MHC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $68,018. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($52,258), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,320), and budget for other expenses ($1,000). For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$79,268 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $15,320 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at MHC costs around $7,500 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MHC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 0% and 100%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at MHC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $6,212, whereas the financial aid is $33,101. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,584 as well as institutional aid worth $33,101. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at MHC based on students' financial needs add up to $49,103,117 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $8,946,937.