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Mount Holyoke College

One of the original Seven Sisters colleges, Mount Holyoke is among the leading all-women's schools in the nation, drawing bright, progressive women who are passionate about making a difference in the world. As a tiny liberal arts college with just 2,200 students, MHC prides itself on its interdisciplinary majors and option to create your own degree program. Classes are intimate and discussion-driven, and students say their professors truly try to get to know them. Because of its location, campus life is fairly self-contained, which seems to suit most students just fine. There is a strong sense of community at MHC; everyone, regardless of background, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs, is embraced, students say. Most students like to stay busy and are active in a number of clubs, sports teams, and causes. Organizations include an animal welfare association, a coalition for asexual/aromantic awareness, a dressage team, and a glee club. When they want to mingle with students of the other sex, the women of Mount Holyoke can head to the many co-ed campuses in the Boston area, such as Harvard, Amherst, and MIT.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$66,700
% of students who get any grants
79%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$31,800
Average price for low-income students
$13,490
admissions
Acceptance rate
51%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1370/31
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,186
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
13%
Average merit grant
$21,064
student success
Graduation rate
86%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,250
Average salary within 3 years
$50,500
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
43%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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