Fast Facts

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights.


Our 2,210 students hail from 45 states and 69 countries. Twenty-seven percent of MHC students are international citizens. Twenty-six percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or multiracial. Fifty-four percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.


Class Size

  • 14 percent of classes have fewer than 10 students
  • 73 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students
  • 90 percent of classes have fewer than 30 students

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

  • 9 to 1

After College

Six months after graduation, 96 percent of the class of 2017 were working or in school. Of those students, 21 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Over 80 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within 10 years of graduation. More about what our graduates are doing...

SAT Policy

Given the limitations of the SAT as a predictor of student success, Mount Holyoke College does not require applicants to submit SAT scores. More about Mount Holyoke’s SAT policy...