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Mount Holyoke College Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • African American studies
  • dance
  • Romance languages/literature


Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • 4-1-4 System (two semsters and one-month January interterm)

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in September.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 30% continue immediately.
  • 25% continue within 2 years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 7%
  • Medical School: 7%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 2%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 11%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of
  • Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia.
30% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Aetna Life, AT&T, Bank of America, Bank of Boston, Bankers Trust, Chubb Insurance, CIGNA, Citicorp, Digital Equipment Corp., Exxon, General Electric, IBM, McGraw-Hill, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Guaranty, National Westminster Bank, Paine Webber, PIRG, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, Rockefeller University, Salomon Bros., Xerox.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Ella Grasso, former governor of Connecticut and first woman governor elected in her own right; Dr. Virginia Apgar, developer of the Apgar scale for testing newborns; Frances Perkins, first woman cabinet member; Emily Dickinson, poet; Sally Nunneley, NASA physician; Wendy Wasserstein, playwright.