Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke, a women’s college, is for ambitious, independent students from around the world who embrace complexity, cultivate curiosity and resolve to become agents of change. The 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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March 28, 2018

Congratulations, class of 2022!

There’s accepted (“I’m in!”) — and then there’s accepted (“I belong!”).

So why do you belong at Mount Holyoke?

Because our community is built for you — and your success and empowerment. Our community is lit by students who share your passion and curiosity. Our alumnae network is enviably remarkable. And our diverse student body contains some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet in your life.

At Mount Holyoke, you’ll blur lines between learning and doing, living and being. You’ll chart a global course at each turn. You’ll be unstoppable: filled with the verve to do it all.

Watch the video for a message from current students — with one, two and three years of experience under their belts — to the class of 2022.

March 5, 2018

To making history!

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March we’ll celebrate Mount Holyoke women who have made their mark since the College’s founding — by a woman! — in 1837.

December 21, 2017

2017: News. Accomplishments. Innovations.

The Mount Holyoke College community takes a moment to reflect back on the year that was as we gear up for the year to come. (And by gear up, we mean get ready to rock with a combination of intrepidness, curiosity and compassion!) Stay on the pulse of College stories by subscribing to The Gates blog and following Mount Holyoke on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

November 20, 2017

An enchanting, entrancing tradition

Before there was speech, was there song? Before there was ready light, was there a flickering glow? The deepest reaches of the human heart seem to know these truths instinctively. That such simple sensory experiences — voices raised, candles held close, warm bodies seated side by side — can elicit such profound feelings of comfort, peace and kinship speaks to the power of embedded memory. Were we made to sing? To make music? To be together? To reflect? To connect?

November 15, 2017

Five Colleges: redefining opportunities

Take five esteemed institutions of higher education, located within a 6-mile radius in one of New England’s most picturesque valleys. Add 38,000 students, 2,200 faculty, infinite social opportunities and orgs galore. Connect them with a free bus system.

What do you get?

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