Mount Holyoke for International Students

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Where is Mount Holyoke College?

In South Hadley, Massachusetts — 1.5 hours from Boston, Massachusetts and about three hours from New York City. See more fast facts.
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Key Admission Deadlines

Learn about the deadlines for first-year and transfer students.
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Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

Learn more about need-based financial aid for international students and about merit awards at Mount Holyoke.
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Graphic displaying fact facts: Mount Holyoke has 2,200 students from nearly every US state and 69 countries; nearly 10% of alumnae live outside of the US; 41% of incoming international studentes receive need-based aid

Mount Holyoke has nearly two centuries of experience in welcoming — and supporting — international students.

Citizenship of International Students 2019-2020

Hover over the image to learn the countries represented in our student population.

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List of Countries of Citizenship

  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Highlights of a Mount Holyoke Education

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Areas of study

The highly flexible liberal arts curriculum allows you the chance to study more than one subject in depth. Learn more.
Andrea Kim ’17, a neuroscience intern at Boston Children's Hospital

Excellence in STEM

Mount Holyoke excels in preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. See the proof — read some student stories.
MHC Class of 2019

Mount Holyoke Traditions

Discover the College's many traditions that bring the community closer together and create memorable moments to last a lifetime.

The Five College Consortium

Mount Holyoke is part of the Five College Consortium, one of the oldest and most robust consortia in the U.S. Mount Holyoke students enjoy the rich resources of Amherst, Hampshire and Smith colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst at no additional cost. Even the bus system is free. They join 36,000 students (men and women) within a 10-kilometer radius, and have seamless social and academic access to more than 6,000 classes and 700 clubs as well as cultural events, parties and famous performers. Students can also pursue a Five-College program or major.


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Curriculum-to-career experiences

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To fuel students' careers, Mount Holyoke offers an innovative framework of resources that connects class learning to career goals.  Students are also guaranteed a paid (USD 3,000 – 3,600) internship or research experience.


Alumnae Outcomes

Advanced degrees and career success

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Within 10 years, over 80 percent of alumnae pursue an advanced degree at top-level institutions. In addition, Mount Holyoke alumnae pursue rewarding careers in fields ranging from medicine, law and business to communications, finance and consulting.