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Mount Holyoke College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1837
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,149
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $516,147,751
Admissions Address

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Website

http://www.mtholyoke.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@mtholyoke.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Diane Anci
Admissions office telephone: (413) 538-2023
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/adm/center/applications.shtml Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A 1
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 53%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 68%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 52%
Total applicants: 3,065
Total acceptances: 1,632
Total freshman enrollment: 570
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 30%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 3,065
Female acceptances: 1,632
Female freshman enrollment: 570
Out-of-state freshmen: 79%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 346
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 203
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 82%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 81%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 58%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 710
Math: 590 – 680
Combined: 1210 – 1390

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 34.0% 21.0%
600-699 52.0% 53.0%
500-599 13.0% 24.0%
400-499 1.0% 2.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 15%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 – 33
Math: 25 – 30
Composite: 27 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 32.0% 52.0% 24.0%
24-29 63.0% 42.0% 64.0%
18-23 5.0% 6.0% 11.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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