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Mount Holyoke College Profile - Costs, Financial Aid and Admissions Data


Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

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Mount Holyoke College Description:

Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is the oldest of the "seven sister" colleges. Mount Holyoke is a small liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst College, UMass Amherst, Smith College and Hampshire College. Students can register for courses at any of the five schools. The college has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Mount Holyoke has a beautiful campus, and students can enjoy the college's botanic gardens, two lakes, waterfalls, and horseback-riding trails. Mount Holyoke, like many colleges, does not require ACT or SAT scores for admission.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,347 (2,325 undergrads)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,456
  • Books: $950 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,140
  • Other Expenses: $950
  • Total Cost: $55,496

Mount Holyoke College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,837
    • Loans: $5,195

Most Popular Majors:

Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Science, History, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Mount Holyoke Mission Statement:

Mission statement from https://www.mtholyoke.edu/about

Mount Holyoke College reaffirms its commitment to educating a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.

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