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.
13 jobs with Mount Holyoke College
The Computer Science Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting faculty member in computer science...
The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer in Journalism to begin fall 2017. This ...
Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in A...
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time coaching and teaching position at ...
The Mount Holyoke Fund officer for post-50th reunion programming and giving societies will work closely with the associate director for reunion giv...
The Mount Holyoke Fund officer for young alumnae and student philanthropy will work closely with the associate director of The Mount Holyoke Fund...
The Mount Holyoke College Counseling Service is seeking two Post-Doctoral Fellows to join our clinical team. We provide mental health services, out...
Mount Holyoke College seeks an Assistant Director for Analytics & Visualization to deliver timely, interactive, and actionable data visualizations,...
The Department of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer to begin Fall 2017. This is a one-yea...
The Department of Economics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting lecturer position in economics Fall 2017. This ...
The Asian Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in Japanese. The appointment is f...
The Department of Dance at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer in Dance to begin fall 2017. This is a two...
The Physics Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer to begin fall 2017. This is a one-year, no...