South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College


97 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Katherine
What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who attends Mount Holyoke is masochistic. The campus is beautiful, but the people who run the school purp...

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who attends Mount Holyoke is masochistic. The campus is beautiful, but the people who run the school purposely tries to break you because they want to wheedle out the week ones. The only counseling help at the school is peer counseling from children just as damaged as you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who doesn't attend Mount Holyoke is someone who wants the opportunity to have a successful career and a well adjusted life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

DON'T READ THE BROCHURES!!!! When you visit the schools, opt to stay overnight in the dorms. And always get the laundry service.

Courtney
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were some of the most intelligent, reliable, independent women I have ever met.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were some of the most intelligent, reliable, independent women I have ever met.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Mount Holyoke College is a place for all different women to thrive and cultivate their strengths. I've seen secure, intelligent women take the lead at this school, while I've also seen meek and undecided women really come into their own. It is a place to hone one's skills while exposing oneself to new ideas, new people and new experiences.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The "right college" will challenge you and push you to grow, while embracing the impact you can offer on the facilities and taking your needs seriously. It is more than just academic facilities, it is also a home and a family. Choosing the right college is about finding a place that will cultivate your academic needs while also providing the right environment where you feel safe and comfortable to grow and be yourself.

Laura
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I don't know if you really can know Mount Holyoke before you get there. It's not a typical college experience, and everyone ...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I don't know if you really can know Mount Holyoke before you get there. It's not a typical college experience, and everyone reacts differently to it. It's one of those things that you have to experience for yourself even if you think you know everything there is to know and you think you know what you're getting into.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Remember that the main objective of going to college is to get an education. Be sure to pick a school that is academically stimulating and conducive to learning. That said, to really make the most of your college experience you need to pick the school that suits you. Realize that it may not be anything specific or articulable. It may just be a feeling you get while seeing students interacting on campus. Be open to that. If you choose a school that fits you and you meet other students and teachers you can connect and form strong bonds with, the happier you will be and the more likely you are to succeed. Perhaps most importantly, do not be afraid to make a mistake. There is no way to know for sure exactly what you want at the age of 18, so if you pick the wrong school, transfer. If you pick the wrong major, change it. You should not know exactly where life, or even college, is going to take you, so let your new experiences shape who you become. Embrace the trial and error process and college will be a blast. Work hard, play hard, and have fun.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The unique environment, sense of community, close friendships I've made.

Cu
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mount Holyoke is a liberal arts school, which emphasizes women's empowerment, mantaining a strong work ethic, and pursuing ca...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mount Holyoke is a liberal arts school, which emphasizes women's empowerment, mantaining a strong work ethic, and pursuing career goals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the school at a time when there aren't a lot of featured events for prospective students. This will give a better look at the school and will allow you to make a better assesment of whether it's the right school for you. How you make the most out of your college experience is up to you. However, for me finding opportunities to travel around the world and pursue my career goals with school funding made my experience really memorable. It is also a huge plus that I never made such great friends until I came to college. They support me and without them my college experience would be miserable.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It's very isolated and the overwhelming general liberal outlook. These are the worst things because it is hard to escape work and the liberal perspective is like an opressive force, silencing the more conservative perspectives.

Shera
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Definetly visit...try and go to the weekend events, and allow your child to spend a night there, see how it feels. It is an i...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Definetly visit...try and go to the weekend events, and allow your child to spend a night there, see how it feels. It is an intense feeling to start somewhere new, so the more immersed in that place you can get before going there, the better! :)

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The campus is amazing. It is by far one of the most spiritually rich campuses...Around you are beautiful trees, 2 lakes, and ducks!

Shandra
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The vast majority of people here are extremely friendly and honest. The small class size is beneficial and the professors tr...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The vast majority of people here are extremely friendly and honest. The small class size is beneficial and the professors truly care about their students. There is also ample opportunity for student research in their desired field.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visiting the campus is key. Also, make sure to think about what you really want out of college life rather than prestige.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had know that they are stingy with financial aid and that the work-load can become depressing.

Marta
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is all women, part of a five school consortiam, which was fantastic, and the riding team is very well respected. And it is...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is all women, part of a five school consortiam, which was fantastic, and the riding team is very well respected. And it is extremely diverse, and extremely academic.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That the social life was really what you make of it, and time management is essential.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be too narrow minded in what area you want to be in, and don't over analyze the whole process, and be willing to take a risk, but also go with your older friends advice!

Patricia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

All women school. One of the oldest in the state of Massachussetts

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

All women school. One of the oldest in the state of Massachussetts

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give having gone thru the entire High school senior year experience and stress of trying to apply to the colleges that are the best fit for you would be, pay attention to the smaller details that make a very big difference and impact your lifestyle when you arrive at the school to live. What I mean by this is the basics such as transporation, access to buses, shuttles When they operate? daily, only on weekends etc. Proximity of grocery stores, drug stores etc for your basic necessities. Pay attention to the little things that we don't tend to see as important in the bigger picture.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Campus is somewhat isolated and a car would have been very helpful to get around.

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