Mount Holyoke College

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.

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Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley , MA 01075-1489
General Phone: (413) 538-2000

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Mount Holyoke College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts320American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, German studies, African-American studies, area and Cultural studies, Romance languages, ...
Science96biology, biochemistry, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling43psychology
Fine Arts30fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts12dance, drama
Mathematics7mathematics, statistics
Education and Teaching7education courses
Architecture and Planning4architectural services
Photography and Commercial Art3film studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Mount Holyoke College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54847
Award of less than 1 academic year189
Postbaccalaureate certificate11
Master's degree31

Mount Holyoke College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Holyoke College had a total enrollment of 2,204 students (2,389 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 41%
22-24 12%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)14%
New York12%
New Jersey4%
New Hampshire3%
North Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%

Mount Holyoke College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Mount Holyoke College Room and Board (2007)

Mount Holyoke College offers campus housing for 2,125 of its 2,389 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of South Hadley, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Mount Holyoke College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount Holyoke College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,646
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,646
Room and board $ 11,020
Room charge $ 5,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,620
Books and supplies $ 1,900
Other expenses $ 950

Financial Aid:
Mount Holyoke College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 219200)

Mount Holyoke College Faculty

Mount Holyoke College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year56$119,26033$114,421
Associate professoracademic year20$86,57527$76,100
Assistant professoracademic year21$62,52241$64,002
Instructoracademic year2*5$51,280
Lectureracademic year5$66,30619$58,325
All faculty totalacademic year104$97,769125$78,554

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mount Holyoke College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Track New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Mount Holyoke College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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