Mount Holyoke College
About Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective liberal arts institution with a long tradition of educating women for active engagement in the world. A diverse community of approximately 2000 students (13% international, 17% U.S. women of color), the College is committed to the creation of a powerful learning environment which seamlessly links the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of campus life in a way that affirms identity, builds community and prepares women for leadership in a pluralistic world.
Mount Holyoke is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. The College, which has just completed the third year of an ambitious six-year strategic plan, is committed to educating a diverse community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world. Mount Holyoke is in a particularly strong position having received the highest numbers of applications in its history. Mount Holyoke is a member of the Five College Consortium (along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst).
As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:
- academic excellence in a global learning environment
- a tight-knit, diverse, and international community
- a worldwide network of alumnae
- the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.
Mount Holyoke College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. Mount Holyoke rates highly in a number of categories, among them "best classroom experience" (#6), "best college library" (#12), and "dorms like palaces" (#13).
Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and nearly 70 countries. One in three students is an international citizen or African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Sixty-two percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
- 49 departmental and interdepartmental majors
- Option to design your own major
- 33 percent of all majors are interdisciplinary
- Majors of current MHC students: humanities, 32 percent; social sciences, 42 percent; natural and applied sciences, 26 percent
- 15 percent of classes have 10 or fewer students
- 64 percent have 20 or fewer
- 82 percent have 25 or fewer
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Six months after graduation, 86 percent of the class of 2008 were working or in school. Of those students, 16 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Typically, 75 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate/professional school within ten years.
11 jobs with Mount Holyoke College
BACKGROUND The Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications & Marketing (The Office) serves as the official voice of Mount Holyoke College to new...
The Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing integrated information and tec...
Mount Holyoke College has an opening for a part-time (20 hours a week, year-round) Ombudsperson. Reporting directly to the president of the Colleg...
Mount Holyoke College is seeking an experienced professional to join a team of 3 others focused on the delivery of accommodations and services for ...
The Mount Holyoke College Studio Art Program invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Artist Lecturer Position in Painting. This position require...
The Mount Holyoke College Studio Art Program invites applications for a Lecturer position in Studio Foundations. This artist will actively particip...
Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Innovation Hire in Engineering, a faculty appointment to begin Fall 2017. We expect the successfu...
The Department of Gender Studies and the Program in Critical Social Thought (CST) at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a shared tenure-...
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Mount Holyoke College, which has offered a major in statistics for 30 years, invites applications f...
The Music Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Entrepreneurship, beginning July 1, ...
As a member of a fully blended group of librarians and instructional technologists in the Research & Instructional Support (RIS) department, the Li...