Mount Holyoke College reaffirms its commitment to educating a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.
As the first of the Seven SistersÃƒâ€˜the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy LeagueÃƒâ€˜Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: * academic excellence * a tight-knit, diverse, and international community * a worldwide network of alumnae * the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world. Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and nearly 70 countries. One in three students is an international citizen or African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Thirty-six percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 5 percent of their high school classes. Source: www.mtholyoke.edu