Mount Holyoke College professors get the highest marks in the country, according to The Princeton Review. In its guidebook “The Best 386 Colleges,” released today, Mount Holyoke was ranked No. 1 for “Professors Get High Marks.”
“Professors at Mount Holyoke are ‘wonderful scholars and wonderful people’ who are ‘caring and receptive to concerns’ and ‘incredibly accessible and helpful in and out of office hours,’” The Princeton Review said, quoting student surveys. “Courses offer ‘hands-on lab experience, real-world scenarios outside of the classroom, and creative teaching exercises,’ and when not on field visits, students take part in ‘a vibrant, excited classroom experience that inspires students to go above and beyond.’”
The publication also ranked Mount Holyoke in the top 20 colleges and universities in categories for academics, demographics and extracurriculars. Mount Holyoke ranked No. 2 in the country for “Most LGBTQ-Friendly,” No. 6 for “Most Active Student Government,” No. 9 for “Best College Library” and No. 10 for “Best College Dorms.”
“Mount Holyoke's outstanding faculty, the vibrancy of the educational experience and exceptional resources here, the engagement, advocacy and strong values of our students, and our extraordinary global network of alums are all reflected in these rankings, as are the value and impact of the education we provide,” said President Sonya Stephens. “It is heartening to see our community, our campus and a Mount Holyoke education recognized in these ways.”
Other rankings include No. 13 for “Best Classroom Experience” and “Best Alumni Network,” and No. 18 for “Most Beautiful Campus.”
Mount Holyoke also appears on several unranked lists, including Best Northeastern Colleges, Best Value and Green Colleges.
“Since 1992, our goal in publishing college rankings—and our ongoing mission at The Princeton Review—is to help students find, get accepted to, and thrive at the colleges best FOR THEM,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief at The Princeton Review. “We recommend every one of the 386 colleges in the new edition of our book as a ‘best’ choice, and we salute them for their exceptional offerings, especially during this extremely challenging academic year.”