Mount Holyoke College is a private women’s liberal arts college, established in 1837, located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It is home to over 2,100 undergraduates, and part of Pioneer Valley’s Five College Consortium. Each graduating class has a creature as its mascot; rotating between the yellow sphinxes, red pegasi, green griffins and blue lions. It has a stunning campus that includes a botanic garden, lakes, waterfalls and woodland. For those who love staying active, the campus is equipped with stables, riding trails and tennis courts, while The Odyssey Bookshop is perfect for book lovers. Its campus has more than 150 student organizations its students can become a part of, plenty of on-campus work opportunities and nearby places to bike, ski & hike. They root for the Mount Holyoke Lyons, who compete in NCAA Division III sports. Notable Mount Holyoke alumni include poet Emily Dickinson and anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar. Mount Holyoke, a college rich in tradition, academic & social activities, gives its students a thorough liberal arts foundation.