- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Evanston Township High School
- Transfer Student: N
I like the all women's environment. Things get done quicker and there's less overt competition. I'd change how the campus policies make it hard to have a good time on campus and don't do enough to promote safety when partying etc. When I tell people that I go to Mount Holyoke they ask me one or a combination of the following: Where is it? Is that a religious school? Are you gay? Have you hooked up with a girl? How do you get by without guys? How can you go to school in the middle of no where? Why did you decide to go there? I'm in the library, campus center or the dorms a lot. The administration seems a little slow and somewhat out of touch. Sometimes they're right on and a lot of the individual people are great. We have a lot of unusual things - class colors/mascots, traditions like M&Cs, elfing, Dis-O and random stories that get passed around campus. Students don't tend to ever like the hours of things - like the dining halls, the library, the offices they need to use. The health center is also hit or miss. A lot of people also have complaints about the CDC.
All of my professors know my name. Always. Even in the big lecture classes. Some students study a lot. Other don't. Grades tend to reflect effort a lot of the time. How much a person studies also depends a lot on their major. Science majors and interdisciplinary majors tend to study more. Things over all are just really academic - people like to talk about their classes and they really genuinely pursue the things they're interested in.
The people I tend to hang out with are people that enjoy the diversity of all kinds that are on campus. There really are very few intolerant people here but there also are a lot of overly sensitive people. I think that some students who are really conservative would feel really out of place just because there is a lot of sexual energy that comes out on the weekends, especially at Las Vegas night and Undressage, and also with how accepting the campus is in general of lots of different life paths and choices. Students wear almost anything to class. Some students get dressed up and others go in sweatpants and flipflops (or other casual footwear). This is a very politically aware campus and it tends towards the left but the College Republicans are very vocal on campus. There are students from every financial background - no joke. MHC does a really good job of putting us all together on equal ground so the majority of the time you don't know who is in what position.
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