Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, research liberal arts college for women enrolling 2,200 students from 48 states and nearly 70 countries.

The College is located in Western Massachusetts with easy access to Boston and New York City. Founded in 1837 and the first of the Seven Sisters – the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League – the College is recognized worldwide for its rigorous and innovative academic program, its global community, its legacy of women leaders, and its commitment to connecting the curriculum to career.  

Students benefit from the Five College Consortium which brings together 32,000 undergraduate students who may cross-register for classes and participate in co-curricular activities at the member institutions: Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 52%
  • Average ACT score: 30
  • Average SAT score: 2000 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $67,578


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Women's Equestrian; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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