Come as you are
At Mount Holyoke, we’re ourselves, together.
Here we celebrate people for who they are. Our community welcomes people from around the world and of many backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and identities. Building and nurturing a diverse, equitable and inclusive community is a priority for us as a college, a community and an admission department.
As a women’s college that is gender diverse, we welcome applications from female, transgender and nonbinary students. During the admission process, we seek students who are deeply curious – because both the pursuit of big ideas and a passion for taking bold actions that make the world a better place energize everything our students do.
We’re excited to hear your story and how we can be a part of it as you extend your knowledge and expand possibilities for yourself, your communities and the world.
A truly global community
We believe that conversation and collaboration cultivate community, and diversity enriches it. That’s why our campus looks like the world, and the world looks like our campus. And because of that, we have better ideas, deeper insights and stronger connections.
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.
25% of students identify as domestic students of color (African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or multiracial).
Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and 82 countries.
Meet Mount Holyoke
We value the perspectives and experiences each person brings to Mount Holyoke. From students who are from rural communities or the heart of the city to those who are homeschooled, LGBTQIA+, international or first generation to those who identify with any of these experiences or proudly define their own — everyone is welcome here. These are some of our stories: