#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location South Hadley, Massachusetts
Online mtholyoke.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,699 prospective students applied, and 1,883 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 628 enrolled in the school.  2,193 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 142 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $49,780 plus fees of $218. MHC is ranked 76 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



MHC is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1290/1500
ACT 29/32
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Mount Holyoke College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$218
Room and Board $14,660
Budget for Other Expenses$950
Total One Year Cost$66,558

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Holyoke College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Biology 10%
English and Literature 9%
Psychology 8%
Foreign Languages 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166939 IPEDS survey data for Mount Holyoke College.

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