Mount Holyoke College (MHC)

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Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in South Hadley, MA, a predominately suburban area. Over two thousand students are enrolled at MHC.

MHC has an acceptance rate of about 47% with 30% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MHC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mount Holyoke College was reported as 46.8% in Fall 2013 with over 3,730 college applications submitted to Mount Holyoke College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mount Holyoke College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 57.9%
  • 2010-2011: 51.6%
  • 2011-2012: 51.5%
  • 2012-2013: 42.1%
  • 2013-2014: 46.8%
  • Projected MHC Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 47.7%

How Does MHC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mount Holyoke College is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hampshire College63.7%
Smith College43.1%
College of Our Lady of the Elms74.9%
Amherst College14.3%
American International College67.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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