A group of Mount Holyoke students

Why a Women’s College?

Four Key Reasons. Endless Potential.

At Mount Holyoke, we blaze our own trails. As one of the first women’s colleges in the country, it’s been a part of our character from the beginning. And it continues to the present day — with our groundbreaking support of gender diversity in admissions and numerous other firsts. It’s because we see the world through a different lens that we know a better way is possible — and together, we have the skills, knowledge and community to make it reality. Making a choice like Mount Holyoke isn’t typical. It’s better. And we think you’ll agree. Here are just a few reasons why: