The Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review have both named Mount Holyoke among the nation's "best value" private colleges and universities.
The just-published 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, an influential guide to higher education used by prospective students and their families, included Mount Holyoke College in its list of 22 public and 22 private "best buy" institutions in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The selection was based on a combination of quality academic offerings and affordable cost. Mount Holyoke is one of only two private New England institutions included.
Earlier this year, Mount Holyoke was among the 75 private and 75 public schools listed in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges. Institutions were chosen for that designation based on criteria covering academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. On a scale of 1–100, the Princeton Review scored Mount Holyoke a 98 for academics, 97 for interesting professors, 94 for accessible professors, and 94 for quality of life.
“From its outstanding academic program and facilities to its accomplished students to the formidable faculty that love teaching as much as research, Mount Holyoke provides a first-rate experience. The academic experience is phenomenal. So is the library. The dorms are luxurious, too,” the Princeton Review editors wrote, in addition to citing other attributes of the College.