- Class: Junior
- Major: International Relations
- Gender: F
- High School: Laurel High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Mt Holyoke is the faculty, resources and the CAMPUS. Its gorgeous. and I have never met professors bending backwards to help their students. Can't turn a paper in on time? need an extension to be inspired...done. The professors here really make the school what it is. Needless to say, because you get an extension does not mean the school is easy. You get alot of work, I take around 20-22 credits each semester because I love reading, writing and genuinely want to do the work. Thats not just me, thats most of the students here. So why choose Mount Holyoke over an Ivy league or a school ranked 'unfairly' higher, because the school is built so you succeed, you really can't fail unless you try REALLY hard haha. I think the population of the school is just right, could be larger but mostly just right. The sad part is that people don't really know about Mount Holyoke, we have alumni everywhere, Pricilla Painton (Editor and Chief at Simon and Schuster), Susan lori parks (Pulitzer Prize winner), Jeanemarie O'brien (One of the most intelligent corporate lawyers I have worked with; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz). We also had Anthony Lake as professor here for 10 years before he left to serve as secretary of state under Bill Clinton, and if Obama wins he'll do it all over again. Every few years, like this one, he comes back and teaches a class or two. So when people ask me wheres 'Mt. Holyoke,' I just take it as their ignorance. The biggest controversy on campus recently was the sudden death of a fellow student. it really affected the campus, as students that didn't even know her held a candle in her memory. I do think their is a lot of school pride, students who don't have school pride usually transfer, and if your one of 'those' don't come...and the most frequent complaints is the town of south hadley, unfortunately reffered to as 'sa'hadley' as the saddest town ever. But even that just makes students get off campus to do things...like me, who is filling out this survey in a coffee shop in northampton...oh and yes I would choose mt. holyoke over smith--the admins there are just mean.
Yes professors know your name, they're awesome, if your a freshman ASK AROUND FOR THE BEST PROFESSORS. Taking a class with Hashimi, Ferraro, and Jones is a must! Students study preety often here, the library is where we live. I do spend time with professors outside of class, that way you can really delve into a research area of your choice. Education as Mount Holyoke is geared toward both. If you want to get into investment banking (which is what i'm doing) its great, we have classes like corporate finance, accounting, advanced corporate finance and money and banking which are classes that aren't even offered in the other five colleges so we have alot of students that are from UMASS, Amherst, Smith come here for classes.
there are those that are fillthy rich and others who aren't. No one really discriminates. Also if you really wanna know about mtholyoke, visit holyokeconfessional.com..unfortunately you need to be on campus to access that. its basically like gossip girl...except ten times more hilarious. haha
The Best Things
the Professors, the support, the opportunities
The Worst Things