51%

Acceptance Rate

$34,078

Avg.Financial Aid

002192

FAFSA Code

About Mount Holyoke College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,335

Website

https://www.mtholyoke.edu

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

50 College Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4135382000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

51%

SAT Range

1290 - 1500

ACT Range

29 - 32

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to MHC is moderately difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $60. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Mount Holyoke College doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489. To gather more information, they can call them at (413) 538-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,737

Average Annual Cost

$49,780

Books And Supplies

$950

Other Fees

$218

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,660

Budget For Other Expenses

$950

Total One Year Cost

$66,558

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

9:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,690

Faculty Overview

44%

Male Professors

56%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

70 Graduates

Biology, General

65 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

56 Graduates

Psychology, General

47 Graduates

Computer Science

37 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

30 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

30 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

26 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

25 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

24 Graduates

Political Science and Government

23 Graduates

Area Studies

20 Graduates

History

20 Graduates

Anthropology

18 Graduates

Mathematics

18 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

18 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

17 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

16 Graduates

Education, Other

13 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

11 Graduates

Architecture and Related Services,...

10 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

10 Graduates

Sociology

9 Graduates

Dance

7 Graduates

Philosophy

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

6 Graduates

Statistics

6 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

5 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

5 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

1 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,208

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

19%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

N/A

US National: 44%

Female

100%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

46% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

7% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

27% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

55%

Out Of State

17%

In State

28%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

95%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,160/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,500/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,500/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Paws

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

5

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Squash

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$48,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,500

$19,875

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$182 - 206

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$34,078

Students Receiving Federal Grants

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,989

Students Receiving State Aid

5%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,901

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$32,357

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$51,524

$30K - $48K

$48,668

$48K - $75K

$44,261

$75K - $110K

$40,577

> $110K

$27,592

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$49,103,117

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$8,946,937

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.

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