International Student Admission

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Mount Holyoke College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the United States with non-U. S. citizens comprising over twenty five percent of the student population. Our four hundred international students come to the College from more than 70 countries, bringing their experiences, talents, and perspectives to create powerful opportunities for learning and growth, both in the classroom and outside it.

The College defines international students as those who do not hold US citizenship or US permanent residency or qualify for US refugee or DACA status. Of course, the perspectives and life experiences of US students who live abroad, as well as US permanent residents, refugees and DACA students are recognized and valued even though they are not considered traditional international students.

Regardless of citizenship, first year applications are reviewed according to the country in which a student is educated. This means that applications from students who attend school in the United States are reviewed by the domestic admission staff, while applications from students educated outside the United States are evaluated by the international admission staff. Note that this is for first year applications only; all transfer and Frances Perkins (FP) applications are reviewed by the transfer and FP staff.

As an international student, you have several options for joining Mount Holyoke.