Mount Holyoke College: Statistics

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#357 of 2,597 In North America
#320 of 2,496 In the United States
#20 of 88 In Massachusetts
#203 of 1,110 For Astrobiology
Top50% For 17 other topics

Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
52%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$31,165 /y
Aid receiving
74%
Undergraduates
1,915
Graduates
125
Male:Female Ratio
0:100
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
mtholyoke.edu

Mount Holyoke College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 52% 52%
Applicants 3,480 3,480
Admissions 1,826 1,826
Freshmen enrolled full time 456 456

7 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,033 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
198 or 43%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1270
or below

75% of them
had 1500
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mount Holyoke College are 1270-1500 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
116 or 25%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mount Holyoke College are 27-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 929 (46%)
Nonresident Alien 537 (26%)
Hispanic 189 (9%)
Asian 145 (7%)
Black or African American 116 (6%)
Two or more races 88 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 33 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$31,165/year
Average aid awarded
$38,841
Students receiving aid
74%

Average costs by household income

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

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $54,400$29,160
Tuition in-state $54,400$29,160
Tuition out-of-state $54,400$29,160
Fee in-district $218$150
Fee in-state $218$150
Fee out-of-state $218$150

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,180
Combined charge for room and board $16,020
Room charge $7,860
Meal charge $8,160

Mount Holyoke College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Experimental Psychology 47
Education, Other 17 28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 44
English Language and Literature, General 40
Computer Science 39
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 37
Environmental Studies 23
Neuroscience 22
Mathematics Teacher Education 21
History, General 19
Anthropology, General 19
International Relations and Affairs 19
Mathematics, General 19
Political Science and Government, General 19
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 18
Biochemistry 16
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 11
Sociology, General 11
Physics, General 9
Chemistry, General 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6
Architecture and Related Services, Other 6
East Asian Studies 6
Philosophy 6
French Language and Literature 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 6
Religion & Religious Studies 5
Dance, General 5
Data Science, General 5
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 5
Music, General 4
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 4
Geography 3
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Statistics, General 2
African-American & Black Studies 2
Ancient Studies & Civilization 2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 2
Astronomy 2
Italian Language and Literature 1
German Studies 1
Russian Studies 1
Grand Total 550 49
Total Women
Graduation rate 84% 84%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,083
Citations
99,824

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
880 / 21,724
Physics
636 / 29,506
Environmental Science
443 / 18,655
Biology
383 / 13,133
Chemistry
291 / 6,743
Psychology
288 / 11,414
Medicine
266 / 7,104
Quantum and Particle physics
249 / 14,388
Engineering
244 / 5,589
Nuclear Physics
224 / 16,833
Geology
204 / 5,603
Art & Design
187 / 1,195
Sociology
182 / 3,138
Political Science
178 / 1,609
Computer Science
174 / 6,047
Economics
146 / 3,541
History
129 / 790
Materials Science
122 / 1,946
Ecology
113 / 7,328
Business
109 / 3,118
Demography
109 / 3,208
Mathematics
88 / 2,352
Social Psychology
84 / 5,207
Classics and Ancient History
80 / 262
Law
75 / 666
Child Psychology
72 / 2,707
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
70 / 77
Philosophy
70 / 189
Petrology and Geochemistry
64 / 2,151
Atomic and Molecular physics
63 / 2,917
Political Economy
62 / 778
Geography and Cartography
61 / 2,149
Art History
61 / 195
Anatomy and Physiology
60 / 1,336
Gender Studies
59 / 1,493
Astrobiology
54 / 1,926
Cognitive Science
51 / 2,422
Optical Engineering
48 / 1,057
Education Majors
47 / 1,295
Development Studies
46 / 1,559

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 346
1992 41 561
1993 29 467
1994 20 489
1995 26 508
1996 36 685
1997 48 695
1998 40 719
1999 47 789
2000 39 969
2001 51 1164
2002 60 1695
2003 96 2123
2004 124 2367
2005 122 2996
2006 142 3465
2007 152 4261
2008 158 4774
2009 153 5039
2010 108 4777
2011 112 5059
2012 115 5563
2013 130 5895
2014 143 6415
2015 132 6472
2016 139 6653
2017 131 6789
2018 164 6270
2019 139 7252
2020 139 7887
2021 142 8218

Mount Holyoke College alumni

  1. Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1886 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in Mount Holyoke College
    Studied in 1847-1848
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.

  2. Elaine Chao

    Elaine Chao
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Elaine Lan Chao is an American businesswoman and former government official. A member of the Republican Party, she served as the 18th United States secretary of transportation in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2021, and as the 24th United States secretary of labor in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2009. Chao was the first Asian American woman ever to serve in a presidential cabinet.

  3. Chloé Zhao

    Chloé Zhao
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Chloé Zhao, born Zhao Ting, is a Chinese filmmaker, known primarily for her work on independent films. Zhao's debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Her second feature film, The Rider (2017), was critically acclaimed and received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Director.

  4. Maryanne Trump Barry

    Maryanne Trump Barry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    magistratelawyerjudge
    Biography

    Maryanne Trump Barry is an American attorney and a retired United States federal judge. She became an Assistant United States Attorney in 1974, and was first appointed to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. In 1999, she was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, by President Bill Clinton.

General info

Alternative names MHC
Founded 1888
Motto That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace. Psalms 144:12
Colors light blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 795
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts, 01075-1489
United States
City population 18,000
Phone 4135382000

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