Mount Holyoke College (MHC) is a liberal arts college for women located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA. It was founded in 1837 by Mary Lyon.

Mount Holyoke College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.


- Mount Holyoke College is ranked 29th among top tier National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2012).

- Ranked 25th among Tier 1 Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2010. MHC is also ranked first among liberal arts colleges having the highest percentage of international students.

- According to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges (Random House), Mount Holyoke was rated highly in the categories of "best classroom experience" (#6), "best college library" (#12), race and class interaction (#9), acceptance of the gay community (#10), "most beautiful campus" (#3), and "dorms like palaces" (#13).

- 18th among the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year (

- Recognized as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2009 edition of its annual book, The Best 368 Colleges. Mount Holyoke earned a rating of 94 in academics, a 90 for the quality of campus life, a 95 in selectivity, and a 95 for its financial aid program. The ranking lists are based on the Princeton Review company's survey of 120,000 students, on average about 325 students per campus-attending the 368 colleges in the book.

- Ranked 27th among Top Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2009).

- 5th among the Top 10 most beautiful campuses in the US, according to the Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 college students for the Best 366 Colleges (2008 Edition).
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