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Mount Holyoke College Data & Information Overview

41 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
52% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Mount Holyoke College Ranked?

#283 Best Colleges in Nation
#20 Best Colleges in MA
Political Science & Government Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Mount Holyoke College was awarded 41 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is political science & government.

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Overall Quality

Mt. Holyoke is ranked #283 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Mt. Holyoke is also ranked #20 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mt. Holyoke?

52% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Mount Holyoke College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to Mt. Holyoke submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 750. Math scores were between 640 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mount Holyoke College  ( 660 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Mount Holyoke College  ( 640 to 760 )
Mt. Holyoke received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Mount Holyoke College  ( 31 to 35 )

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Mount Holyoke College Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
92% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Mt. Holyoke it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mount Holyoke College is 92%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  92 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount Holyoke College

91% Freshmen Retention
79% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mount Holyoke College has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Mt. Holyoke the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 79%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

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Mount Holyoke College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,892 Full-Time Undergraduates
26.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
100.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,915 undergraduates at Mt. Holyoke with 1,892 being full-time and 23 being part-time.

How Much Does Mount Holyoke College Cost?

$28,724 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
$20,400 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Mt. Holyoke is $28,724. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Mt. Holyoke

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,957 $13,907 $16,248 $24,407 $39,400

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mt. Holyoke, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mt. Holyoke, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $5,100 a year. That adds up to $20,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mt. Holyoke is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Mt. Holyoke Graduates Make?

$52,736 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Mt. Holyoke with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,736 in their early years. That's great news for Mt. Holyoke students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Mount Holyoke College

Massachusetts State
1,892 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Mount Holyoke College is a private not-for-profit institution located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of South Hadley makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Mt. Holyoke are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075-1489
Phone: 413-538-2000

Mount Holyoke College Majors

40 Majors With Completions
628 Undergraduate Degrees
58 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Mount Holyoke College. Of these students, 628 received undergraduate degrees and 58 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 61 NA
General Biology 46 $28,160
General English Literature 40 NA
Economics 34 $56,625
International Relations & National Security 28 $39,377
Computer Science 28 NA
Romance Languages 27 $30,356
Mathematics 27 NA
Political Science & Government 25 $42,150
Fine & Studio Arts 24 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Mount Holyoke College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Mt. Holyoke

5% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 124 students took at least one online class at Mount Holyoke College. This is a decrease from the 2,040 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 124 108
2019-2020 2,040 2,033
2018-2019 83 71
2017-2018 81 71
2016-2017 98 77

Learn more about online learning at Mount Holyoke College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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