There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges, including this week’s School Spotlight, Mount Holyoke College. Many female students balk at the suggestion of applying to a women’s college. Clearly, they don’t know enough about Mount Holyoke, the first institution to join the famed Seven Sisters. Here, an impassioned and diverse group of young women seek to empower themselves to make a difference in the world. The College’s 2,200 undergrads come from across the country and around the globe, with international students and students of color comprising 27 and 26 percent, respectively. Interdisciplinary majors are popular, and students can pursue enticing options such as psychology & education; international relations; and critical social thought. And for aspiring female scientists, attending a women’s college can provide you with exceptional support as you strive to enter a traditionally male-dominated field. At Mount Holyoke – or MoHome as it is affectionately known – over one-third of students major in the sciences, taking courses and conducting research in the College’s state-of-the-art science center. Considering engineering? You can earn your BA from Mount Holyoke as well as an engineering degree from either Dartmouth or Caltech through the College’s 5-year dual degree program. Good to know: the admissions committee welcomes applicants from female, transgender, or non-binary students who identify as female.
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