Points of Pride

Mount Holyoke provides an intellectually adventurous education in the liberal arts and sciences through academic programs recognized internationally for their excellence and range. The college draws students from all backgrounds into an exceptionally diverse and inclusive learning community. The famous words of Mount Holyoke's founder Mary Lyon—"Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do"—continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students.


Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote. As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke has led the way in women's education.

Location & Contact

Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 1075

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Studies
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Social Thought
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering Program
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German Studies
  • Greek
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Politics
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages and Cultures
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish (Hispanophone Studies)
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts