Mount Holyoke College Ranking Profile

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college in the United States. It is part of the Pioneer Valley's Five College Consortium.

Notable Mount Holyoke alumni include: Barbara Cassani (first leader of London's successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics), Ada Howard (first president of Wellesley College), Sarah Ann Dickey (founder of Mount Hermon Female Seminary), Florence M. Read (former president, Spelman College), Barbara M. White (former president, Mills College), Pauline Tompkins (former president, Cedar Crest College), Dulcy Singer (former Emmy Award winning producer of Sesame Street), Marion West Higgins (first female Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly), Judith Kurland (former Regional Director, United States Department of Health and Human Services), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Mount Holyoke College is ranked 29th among National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2012).

- It is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. The College earned a rating of 98 in academics, selectivity, and financial aid, and a 90 for the quality of campus life.

- In The Princeton Review Guide's 2009 edition of its annual book "The Best 368 Colleges", it was among the best institutions for undergraduate education. Mount Holyoke was rated highly in the categories of "best classroom experience" (5th), "best college library" (14th), diversity of student population (13th), amount of race and class interaction (12th), acceptance of the gay community (10th), "most beautiful campus" (5th), and "dorms like palaces" (15th). Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are included in the book.

- 22nd for Best Values among Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation (US News 2009).

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