Fast Facts

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.


  • Our 2,208 students hail from 45 states and 78 countries.
  • 27% of MHC students are international citizens.
  • 26% of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or multiracial. 
  • 47% of incoming first-year students were in the top 10% of their high school classes.


Class Size

  • 11% of classes have fewer than 10 students
  • 77% of classes have fewer than 20 students
  • 89% of classes have fewer than 30 students

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

  • 9 to 1

After College

Six months after graduation, 94% of the class of 2018 were working or in school. Of those students, 20% were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Nearly 80% of MHC graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within 10 years of graduation. More about what our graduates are doing...

SAT Policy

Given the limitations of the SAT as a predictor of student success, Mount Holyoke College does not require applicants to submit SAT scores. More about Mount Holyoke’s SAT policy...