Mount Holyoke College
Here I could feel my horizons expand, my wings spread.
Wherever new ideas, important causes and bold action meet, you will find Mount Holyoke students. With keen curiosity and a collaborative spirit, we always seek a better way — from the classroom, laboratory and art studio to the leading edge of industry, innovation and impact. And we use what we’ve learned to make positive, lasting change for ourselves and our communities. Because at Mount Holyoke, we’re inspired to envision and build a better world — together.
Here, you will be challenged. To follow your interests and forge your own academic pathway. To think critically, communicate clearly and grow intellectually. To break through barriers and engage across disciplines. To work closely with award-winning faculty — researching, discussing and advancing whole fields of knowledge. And when it’s time to take the next step, you’ll have the resources and support you need to begin your career and make a difference right away.
At Mount Holyoke, we are ourselves, together. We champion every individual for who they are, while coming together as a unified community. We collaborate, we cooperate and we always celebrate each other’s successes. The bonds we build and the friendships we forge at Mount Holyoke last a lifetime — opening opportunities and amplifying the impact we make in the world.
Pass through our Gates and you’ll enter an energizing campus filled with beautiful spaces and beloved traditions that foster lifelong connections. Students come from across the globe to build a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community that’s always evolving and expanding. And with a strong network of schools throughout the region and around the world, you’ll have access to incredible opportunities for international learning.
Programs and degrees
At Mount Holyoke, a liberal arts education isn’t just about knowledge across diverse disciplines. It’s a way of intentionally connecting people, ideas and solutions to make the world work better. Here, we see the world through a different lens to discover new pathways and find new answers. Through an exploration of the arts, sciences, languages and humanities, we create an understanding of ourselves, our peers and the world around us.
Graduate and professional
To develop the next generation of groundbreaking educators, Mount Holyoke offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs as well as professional development opportunities.
Co-ed programsGraduate Programs Professional and non-degree programs
across 3 graduate programs and 10 professional development institutes
Why Mount Holyoke?
Here, our diverse and inclusive environment empowers you to build bonds and break through barriers like nowhere else.
What stories will you tell?
[Mount Holyoke] truly made me feel like I was part of the community.
Aiesha Thomas ’22
Get to know us
For over 180 years, Mount Holyoke has been an extraordinary, collaborative community of people opening new pathways of discovery and forging deep connections with each other.
100% of our classes are taught by faculty. Mount Holyoke professors have won Pulitzer and Guggenheim awards, NASA grants and Carnegie Fellowships.
Biology, politics and psychology are among the top five. Our fastest growing major? Computer science. Our newest? Data science.
Students across the globe are drawn to Mount Holyoke because of the powerful living and learning experience the College provides. This diversity provides a uniquely powerful context for global learning in the residence halls, classes and campus life.
We guarantee a paid internship for every student. In 2020 the College awarded over $750,000 in internship funding to 262 students.
There’s something for everyone, from student organizations to student government, class boards and club sports!
From Convocation to milk and cookies and the Laurel Parade, traditions and annual events bring the community closer together and create memorable moments to last a lifetime.
Happening at Mount Holyoke
A two-day Intergroup Dialogue workshop in mid-January provided 37 Mount Holyoke faculty and student life staff members with the opportunity to engage in cross-identity dialogue about race and other diversity-related issues.
For the first time in its history, Mount Holyoke College has been selected as a Beckman Scholars Program awardee by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The foundation chose the College after a rigorous application process.
Mount Holyoke professor Andrew Reiter talked to The Why about key similarities and differences between the riots in the U.S. and Brazil.