College Spotlight: Mount Holyoke College


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

Mount Holyoke College  is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:

  • academic excellence in a global learning environment
  • a tight-knit, diverse, and international community
  • a worldwide network of influential alumnae
  • the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is 90 minutes west of Boston and three hours north of New York City.

Type of school: Private 

Setting: Suburban, large town 

Size: 2,352 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 592 

Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1 

Acceptance percentage: 51%

Tuition and fees: $41,456 (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $14,040 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)
Address: 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA  01075
Phone: 413.538.2023
Facebook: Mount Holyoke College
Twitter: @MountHolyoke
All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.  To see other schools in the College Spotlight series, click here.