College Sophomore 2013-09-11T16:49:54Z
There is definitely a diversity of students at MHC. From international students, to girls of all different beliefs and backgrounds, Mount Holyoke is not only an accepting "home," but also one that promotes independence and self awareness of your personal opinions (and to share them with others)!
College Sophomore 2013-08-23T07:04:20Z
Although its a small town with not much to do, the surrounding towns and colleges are good places to escape into another world. The campus is absolutely breathtaking in all season and completely inviting, as are the people. Not a huge party school but when there are, they're very decent.
College Sophomore 2013-08-23T07:02:28Z
Rarely seen and if seen at some parties but not usually done by mount holyoke students but rather other college students from the local area.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T05:07:32Z
Most of the dorms are pretty good. However, some of the wood floors could use a change due to the excessive creaking.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T05:06:08Z
There are a variety of dining campus options at Mount Holyoke which allows everyone to have a good meals when away from home.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T05:05:20Z
The transportation is almost always on time, and it is a great way to get off campus and experience something different.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T04:59:11Z
There are a few restaurants directly across from the campus which is where most students go if they want a change. There is also Amherst town which has a large variety.
College Sophomore 2013-08-14T00:39:57Z
I got pretty good financial aid. Almost as good as I would have got from UMASS, as an instate student.
College Sophomore 2013-08-14T00:38:11Z
Its a liberal arts college, so it has very typical liberal arts majors. I am a history major, but I know the science department is very good. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have things like business.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T02:00:11Z
Health & Safety:
The campus is extremely safe and I never felt like I was in any danger while I was on campus at Mount Holyoke. Campus Security is always there when concerning a problem but they are not overbearing and in your face.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T01:29:45Z
The computer labs at Mount Holyoke College are always accessible and there are computers in each dorms as well. Though there are an excess of computers on campus, I believe that it will be helpful to have your own laptop for use but if you don't have one there really shouldn't be a problem finding one. The WiFi on campus is very reliable and almost never had a problem with it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T01:11:45Z
I am not from the area so I don't have a lot of experience with housing in the Western Massachusetts area but I do know that it is a mainly residential campus. Most students besides the Francis Perkins Scholars live on campus and it will be more expensive to try find off-campus housing.
College Junior 2013-07-25T00:09:19Z
Policies Are Lax – In general, students are not punished for drinking in the dorms and random room searches are not never conducted. An RA may ask you to quiet down if a party is getting too loud but thats usually the extent of it.
College Junior 2013-07-25T00:06:48Z
I got a great summer internship that is very applicable to my career goals. I found this internship on my own but Mount Holyoke provides great resources for finding internships as well. I received a $3,000 award from Mount Holyoke to conduct the un-paid internship.
College Junior 2013-07-25T00:04:47Z
I am very happy with the environmental studies program and the environmental policy concentration. Students have a chance to really connect with their professors. Students learn real world skills in the classroom and through research and often have the opportunity to conduct additional research with professors.
College Junior 2013-07-25T00:02:24Z
I have had an excellent experience with the environmental studies department at Mount Holyoke. The professors are very knowledgeable and dedicated to the students. The workload is heavy but doable and there is a wide range of courses to choose from. You learn real world skills in the classroom and through field work that will be applicable for future careers.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T14:59:02Z
There are a lot of different options but the process of getting new dorm every year is kinda complicated. The best dorms are Safford, Brigham, Mead the worst are Dickinson, 1837. Although the worst dorms here are pretty good compared to other schools better dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T14:57:12Z
Guys & Girls:
Its a womens college so the quality of guys is very poor, but the girls are pretty average I guess.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T14:54:21Z
You have to pay for parking but there are enough spots. The parking lots aren't on the outskirts of campus. It would be really helpful to have a car here, or at least have a friend with a car.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T14:49:26Z
I am a history major so that was pretty easy to find and the program is good. I am also interested in business and they have a minor for that so thats good.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-30T22:50:36Z
When I was there, there was a particularly large international population, especially from India & Pakistan (In the 19th century, missionaries from Mt. Holyoke often went to India and other parts of the world). I thought the African-American representation was on the small side when I was there, but then, I graduated in 1992. Things may have changed. Most students were middle-class.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-30T22:46:25Z
Transportation isn't needed on campus, and there's a shopping area across the street. To go to the mall, to Amherst, or Northampton, there's a free bus. From Amherst, you can also catch a bus to just about anywhere (fast/cheap bus to NYC, for example, for about $30 RT). If you bring a car, parking is plentiful on campus. In contrast, for example, the parking at UMASS is difficult and usually very distant.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-30T22:42:52Z
Facilities and aesthetics are terrific, but social life can be dowdy. With two all-women's colleges in the 5-college area, attending parties at Amherst or UMASS can be unpleasant. Women at those colleges aren't exactly welcoming. Parties at MHC, unless it's your own with your own invited guests, are dull indeed. For me, it was ok. I had a boyfriend in Boston, and I was very focused on academics.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-30T22:40:07Z
Mt. Holyoke's campus has charm and history. Dorms are mostly on the small size, classrooms are well-equipped. The library is amazing, in part due to the age of the college.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-30T22:38:07Z
Keep in mind that I graduated in 1992. I'm sure things have changed, but Mt. Holyoke was providing free access to computers early in the game.
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