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Why Mount Holyoke?

At Mount Holyoke — the first of the powerful Seven Sister colleges — students quickly discover their place is at the table: negotiating agreements, redefining policy. And in the lab: interpreting data, engineering solutions. And at center stage: crafting stories, driving image-making industries. Mount Holyoke has always believed in the inherent power of women to innovate and take the reins. When such thought was not just radical — it was revolutionary. As your future begins to take shape, consider a choice that could really take you places.

 

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Mount Holyoke by the numbers

Infographic: 48 departmental and interdepartmental majors

48 departmental and interdepartmental majors

Biology, politics and psychology are among the top five. Our fastest growing major? Computer science. Our newest? Data science.
Infographic: 9:1 Student-to-Faculty ratio

9:1 student-to-faculty ratio

91% of classes have fewer than 30 students; 75% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Learn all the facts.
Infographic: $44,224 average first-year award

$44,224 average first-year award

Each package typically consists of a combination of grant, loan, and work-study aid.
Infographic: Average GPA for incoming students: 3.8/4.0

Average GPA for incoming students: 3.8/4.0

77% of the class of 2023 were in the top 20% of their high school classes.
Infographic: 100+ student-run clubs and organizations

100+ student-run clubs and organizations

Something for eveyone! From student organizations to student government, class boards and club sports.
200+ Award-Winning Faculty

200+ award-winning faculty

100% of our classes are taught by faculty. Mount Holyoke professors have won Pulitzer and Guggenheim awards, NASA grants, and Carnegie Fellowships.