Mount Holyoke College
“At Mount Holyoke, we are all fierce. We are strong.”
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.
Whether your focus is STEM, social sciences, or the arts and humanities, you’ll study with award-winning professors in small classes as you pursue your personalized pathway to an undergraduate degree.Undergraduate Programs The Application Process
student / faculty ratio
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.
We are Mount Holyoke
Meet some of the incredible people who call our community home.
Why a Women's College?
Hear from our students why they chose a women’s college that is gender-diverse.
Our alums, who form a large network around the world, share their time, insights and connections.
What stories will you tell?
The excitement of learning in community
In my four years at MHC, I’ve found joy in every corner of campus as professors, students and staff share in the excitement of learning in community.
Elena Frogameni ’22
Finding strength in connections and power in seeking advice
[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.
Departmental and interdepartmental majors
Biology, politics and psychology are among the top five. Our fastest growing major? Computer science. Our newest? Data science.
International student population
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.
Lynk internship funding
We guarantee a paid internship for every student. In 2020 the College awarded over $750,000 in internship funding to 262 students.
Student-run clubs and organizations
There’s something for everyone, from student organizations to student government, class boards and club sports!
Traditions and annual events
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
2023 Commencement speakers announced for Mount Holyoke
Author and professor Lan Cao ’83, author and scholar Imani Perry and physicist Nancy Welker ’63 will speak to Mount Holyoke College’s newest graduates.
Launching Leadership: Tahmima Anam ’97
At a Launching Leadership event on Mount Holyoke’s campus, alum and award-winning author Tahmima Anam ’97 discussed anthropology, intense connections and the perils of writing satire.
The power of paid internships
A current Mount Holyoke College student had a paid internship in Miami thanks to a gift from Adrienne Arsht ’63 to the center that supports AileyCamp Miami.