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Study at Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, also known as MHC, was established in 1837, and is a woman's college of liberal arts located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The campus is spread across an area of 800 acres. The college offers over 45 interdisciplinary majors. A number of certificate programs in International Relations, Cognitive Neuroscience, African Studies, and Eurasian Studies, are also available. In addition, students can opt for courses in foreign languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Mount Holyoke College's athletics department fields more than 10 sports teams. They compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed the MoHo. They participate in sports including basketball, cross country, golf, field hockey, and soccer.

Profile of Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is located in South Hadley, MA (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Mount Holyoke College is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Mount Holyoke College is known for its programs in science, mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Mount Holyoke College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.


Mount Holyoke College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Mount Holyoke College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 2, 204 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at Mount Holyoke College are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Mount Holyoke College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Mount Holyoke College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

Mount Holyoke College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts319English, international relations, economics, political science, history, anthropology, interdisciplinary studies, social studies, . . .
Science76biology, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, physics, astronomy
Therapy and Counselling47psychology, psychology courses
Fine Arts27art history and criticism, fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management18environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Mathematics15mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts8dance, drama
Medicine8neuroscience, pre-med
Architecture and Planning6architectural services
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Photography and Commercial Art1film studies

Contact: Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 01075-1489

General Phone: (413) 538-2000


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