September 1, 2017

An oasis of learning

Mount Holyoke College

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When you look closely at the College’s official emblem, do palm trees catch your eye? “Palm trees in South Hadley, Massachusetts?” you may wonder. “That’s curious.”


Our founder, Mary Lyon, envisioned Mount Holyoke as a fruitful oasis of learning. Where curiosity would drive students to discovery and opportunity. She believed, as we continue to believe, that learning is more than an action, more than a transaction. It’s a feeling. It’s a warm glow as you grasp the unknown. It’s a spark that energizes you to dig deeper. And it’s something to be sought out, to be savored, to be shared.

At Mount Holyoke, every day is alive with the thrill of learning — from skeletons and Tetris to French detective novels and the acceleration of fungus-flung spores.

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Mount Holyoke is a women's college that is gender diverse: We welcome applications from female, transgender and nonbinary students. Mount Holyoke is a magnet for ambitious, independent students from around the world who embrace complexity, cultivate curiosity and resolve to become agents of change. Our tight-knit community is academically rigorous, intellectually adventurous and socially conscious. As one of the most diverse research liberal arts colleges in the United States, Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership and cultural awareness on a global scale. Mount Holyoke graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents and in a vast array of languages.
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