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Mount Holyoke College is looking for smart, ambitious women who understand the value of a liberal arts education and who are driven by a love of learning. Admission to MHC is competitive and highly selective.

Entrance is determined by a student’s overall record, and while we give the greatest weight to school records and evaluations, we also consider the big picture—which includes special talents, particular goals, and character. More about how we read applications...

Overall, we seek to admit students whose talents, interests, and aspirations match the programs and opportunities offered by Mount Holyoke. More about who studies at Mount Holyoke...

The College was founded on the principles of providing educational opportunities for all women. We are now one of more than 80 private and public colleges and universities that have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success (CAAS). Committed to improving the college application process for students from all backgrounds—and especially for talented students from low-income families and underrepresented groups—the Coalition aims to recast the college admissions process from a single-year transactional experience, to a more engaging and reflective process that begins earlier in high school.

While Mount Holyoke is still considering how and when we will adopt the new online tools, we share the goals of the Coalition and remain committed to holistic admission and financial aid processes accessible to our applicants.

Mount Holyoke welcomes applications from students who are female or who identify as women.

To apply, please complete the Common Application. If you have difficulty submitting the Common Application to Mount Holyoke College, please contact our Office of Admission by phone (413-538-2023), or by email.

Note: the application deadline for regular admission is January 15. You may request a deadline extension by contacting the Office of Admission by phone (413) 538-2023, or by email.

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