Mount Holyoke incoming students, 28 years apart

At the end of August 1990, the class of 1994 arrived on campus for first-year orientation. This group of red pegasi was made up of 453 students from 43 states plus D.C. and 28 countries. Forty-seven percent of them graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class.


On Friday, August 31, 2018, the class of 2022 arrived at Mount Holyoke for first-year orientation. They were selected from an applicant pool nearly double that of the 1990 admission cycle. The newest red pegasi hail from 38 states plus Puerto Rico and 37 countries. The class of 2022 is also the first incoming class to be eligible for the Maria Scholarships, a full-tuition merit award for first-year students from Puerto Rico instituted after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Forty-eight percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class.


This article appeared as “First-year Class Profiles” in the fall 2018 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly. 

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