Mount Holyoke College
, a liberal arts college in
South Hadley, Massachusetts, is the oldest institution of women's higher education in the world.Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke is the oldest member of the Seven Sisters, founded as the women's equivalent to the
Ivy League (which, at that time, excluded women). It is also a member of the Five Colleges consortium.For several consecutive years, the Princeton Review has named
Mount Holyoke's 2,000 acre (8 km²) campus as the "Most Beautiful College Campus in America."It is named for Mount Holyoke, with an elevation of 878 feet (268 m).