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This place is actually the best. The classes here are challenging, but fascinating. They don't just encourage you to push the...
This place is actually the best. The classes here are challenging, but fascinating. They don't just encourage you to push the boundaries, it's expected of you. The community on campus is one of the kindest I have ever encountered on anywhere else. I have met a bunch of absolutely amazing people, and I don't think I could have been happier anywhere else.
In 1837, Mary Lyon did the unthinkable. She founded the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later became Mount Holyoke Colle...
In 1837, Mary Lyon did the unthinkable. She founded the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later became Mount Holyoke College—the first of the Seven Sisters. Radical moves for a woman wearing a bonnet. In doing so, she forever changed the landscape of higher education—not just for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, but for women around the world. She built a place where women could develop their intellects, hone the power of their voices, and cultivate courage.
I came from a large public high school. Going here, I can see that I have a lot more opportunities available to me and attent...
I came from a large public high school. Going here, I can see that I have a lot more opportunities available to me and attention given to me. Academically, I couldn't ask for more. It is a little difficult to have a social life because the campus is a bit isolated, but I've seen people do it. The campus is diverse and there are always conversations going on.
Mount Holyoke although it is an all women's college is known for their academics as well as their welling news to let lose an...
Mount Holyoke although it is an all women's college is known for their academics as well as their welling news to let lose and have some fun. When we're not rigiuously studying we're off campus at other schools partying going to art museums or just relaxing at Starbucks or our neighboring café thirsty minds. On the weekends we tend to party some of party a little to hard but that's only because we want to party before the snow comes in the winter. And when there's no party at any of the other colleges surrounding us(which rarely happens) Mount Holyoke College is always having either an amazing party or an awesome event which some how always features an awesome after party. So we're kind of like superman brains by day but chilling and having fun by night...that is if we're not studying for a hard exam or quiz.
There is something for almost everyone here, interest-wise; even a campus Republicans group, though most of the students (and...
There is something for almost everyone here, interest-wise; even a campus Republicans group, though most of the students (and likely the faculty) are overwhelmingly liberal and do their best to be socially aware. Like, acknowledging the presence and preferences of students who do not fall on the gender binary. It is not perfect by any means, but no place is, and the students are willing to bring awareness and action to any problems. One thing that seems to polarize people is the location. It is more in the suburbs, and if you don't have a car, your travel options are limited, though the PVTA bus system (free for students!) is extensive and a great way to get between the other colleges in the Five College Consortium (did I mention you get access to four more colleges for the price of one?) and just out to, say, Northampton or Amherst for an afternoon. People who come from a city may find it to be small, and people like me from rural areas may find the public transportation system a bit overwhelming at first. The classes are enjoyable, and Mount Holyoke prides itself on challenges. Be prepared to think critically and take charge of projects. AP English Language would be a massive boon if you can take it, since it teaches college-level critical thinking and essay writing skills. But don't be put off if you can't take it; the First Year Seminars, which every student who comes in with a First Year standing must take one of, are designed to help students reach that level. Also, this is a residential college. Few students live off-campus. Everyone is on a meal plan that provides 3 meals a day, every day, and includes dining dollars that can be spent at Blanchard Campus Center or Uncommon Grounds. The food is good, though, and there is a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. There is also a kosher/halal dining hall, and another dining hall which serves halal meats twice a week. Overall, this is definitely a school to consider. It is full of community, support, and opportunity.
Mount Holyoke strives to be an accepting and welcoming community. Professors here are always accessible and willing to help, ...
Mount Holyoke strives to be an accepting and welcoming community. Professors here are always accessible and willing to help, and students are supportive and build each other up. The campus is gorgeous!
It is nearly impossible to compare a Mount Holyoke college experience to an experience from a large, co-ed university. Mount...
It is nearly impossible to compare a Mount Holyoke college experience to an experience from a large, co-ed university. Mount Holyoke students are focused and driven to do their best, and campus can often seem quiet and empty, because most students are studying in groups, in the library, or other buildings.
A lot of the major events on campus that students go to are when the school invited speakers to talk about their experiences ...
A lot of the major events on campus that students go to are when the school invited speakers to talk about their experiences either within the working world or in life in general. In the past MHC has had speakers like Martin Luther King and Katherine Switzer, In addition Conferences are held often at the school that students choose to attend, like The Women in Public Services Conference, Historical Talks, and Research Presentations.
The academics here are really excellent. A majority of the classes are interesting and diverse, with a small teacher to student ratio. Due to the fact that we are a small school by the time you've declared a major you're likely to know at least two if not three professors within your department as well as outside of it. Professors are almost always willing to help you out, recommend places or other students to go to for help when they're unavailable, and willing to understand your situation.
Inclusive and accepting.
Inclusive and accepting.
You're going to be okay. I swear on all things good in this world that the sadness in your heart will ebb away. You're going to explore another country, and meet friends who will love all of you. You will learn so much about the world and yourself. Not every moment will be a happy one but all in all you will have the best year of your life and make many beautiful memories. You will learn that what happened to you in high school won't stay with you forever. There are kinder people around you and you will let go of those painful memories. At the end of the year you will feel more ready to start college after your gap year has ended, even though on the night before you leave you will get scared. When you get to where I am now you will feel so much better about yourself and life. My advice? Just keep breathing and moving forward it will all fall into place, I promise. Oh and also, avoid that weird pasta and vegetable dish they serve at your school in Finland, it'll give you two allergic reactions.
This school is open and accepting of students of all backgrounds. LGBTQIA students also have a safe environment to be themselves.
The most frustrating thing about Mount Holyoke College is the student voices are not being heard. Student voice is an importa...
The most frustrating thing about Mount Holyoke College is the student voices are not being heard. Student voice is an important part of the student life at an institution. Mount Holyoke College lacks the ability to listen to the students opinions on how to possibly raise awareness of our wonderful community to prospective students. As current students, w know what possible future students are looking for in their new home. We, the students of Mount Holyoke, may have better ideas to capture the attention of future students and build our student body to where it should be.
The worst thing about Mount Holyoke College is the location. Mount Holyoke is located in a small town in Massachusetts called South Hadley . There is not very much to do in South Hadley. Across the street from the college is an extremely small shapping center called the Village Commons. There are some great restaurants located in the Village Commons, but it does not give the "college feel" a future student may be looking for. With that being said, the students of Mount Holyoke do their best to cherish what they have.
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