Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, locally referred to as Mount Holyoke, is a private liberal arts college located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It is one of just a handful of higher education institutions left in the United State that dedicate themselves entirely to the education of women. It was founded in 1837 by Mary Mason Lyon, an American pioneer in women's education, and was the first member of the Seven Sisters – an association of seven historically women's college located in the Northeastern United States.

Mount Holyoke College belongs to the Five College Consortium – a group of four liberal arts colleges and one university, which include Hampshire College, Amherst College, Smith College, University of Massuchusetts, Amherst, and of course Mount Holyoke College. All five colleges are geographically close to one another and are linked together by a system of buses that travel from one campus to another on a regular basis. Even though the five colleges are independent entities, students are allowed, even encouraged, to cross-register and take courses from the other consortium schools.

Mount Holyoke offers over 50 undergraduate majors and even provides students the option of designing their own major with the assistance of an academic guidance counselor. Mount Holyoke awards the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.), although the B.A. is the primary degree conferred. To graduate students must complete 128 semester credits. 68 of these credits must be non-major courses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics/sciences. Students must also complete a multicultral perspectives course and learn a foreign language.

In addition to undergraduate degrees, Mount Holyoke also awards three master's degrees. These include a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics Teaching, Master in Psychology and Master of Art (M.A.) in Teaching. Dual-degree programs in engineering are offered through academic partnerships with the engineering departments at the California Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dartmouth College.

Mount Holyoke College offers a limited number of online courses. Online courses are offered in various subjects including Education, Film, Psychology, Writing, Sociology and Art.

General Information

Phone Number: (413) 538-2000
Address: 50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 2,300+ undergrad, less than 100 grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 38,997
Out-of-State Tuition $ 39,012
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture Services
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
European Studies
German Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Russian Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

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