Office of Student Affairs

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2000

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential liberal arts college for women. The college’s 2,100 students hail from 48 states and more than 70 countries. 

Founded in 1837 by chemist and revolutionary educator Mary Lyon, Mount Holyoke is the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning for women. It was the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League. Today, Mount Holyoke is recognized worldwide for its rigorous and innovative academic program, its global community, its legacy of educating women leaders and its commitment to connecting the work of the academy to the concerns of the world. 

Mount Holyoke’s superb resources and facilities include a 700,000-volume library; a $36-million, state-of-the-art Science Center; recently expanded and renovated music and art buildings; the nation’s third-largest equestrian center; and an 18-hole championship layout golf course designed by the legendary Donald Ross.