Mount Holyoke College Visit Report by armchairtraveler

Visit to Mount Holyoke College in April 2008 by armchairtraveler
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since September 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: No - We don't go anymore because they are all the same.

Campus Tour: Yes - Campus is lovely, lots of brick buildings around a quad and lots of trees. There was a real sense of tranquility but also of community. Enthusiastic tour guide. D and I felt at home there immediately.

Classroom Visit: Yes - Sat in on art history, which was in a large room darkened to show slides so not the best way to engage in classroom discussion. Professor was nice, spoke to D before class and asked about her interes


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Quite a few students said hello to our tour guide as we walked around.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
3 - Good
3 - Good




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Pretty and clean. In addition to the manicured area around the quad, there is a wilder forest-type area in the back, and horse stables where students can take riding lessons.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Seemed very cozy and safe.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
Cute but very small town, area rather rural. Still, a very nice cafe and shops right across the street.

Campus Visit Notes for Mount Holyoke College


Visit Description:

I would like to have gone there myself. Also, it is in a consortium with Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and U. Mass, so you can take a bus between them and take classes at any of them, or just go to Northampton (which is bigger than the town where Mount Holyoke is located) and shop or eat or go to the movies.