Sweet Briar College

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Sweet Briar College, which opened its doors in 1906, was founded in 1901, the legacy of Indiana Fletcher Williams, who left her entire estate to found an institution in memory of her only daughter, Daisy, who died at the age of 16 in 1884.

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Sweet Briar, Virginia

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Sweet Briar empowers and educates young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them. We focus on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program that combines the liberal arts, preparation for careers and individual development. The educational environment is both intense and supportive and learning occurs in many different venues, including the classroom, the community and the world.

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Spelman College

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Spelman was founded in 1881 as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles. The name was changed in 1884 to Spelman Seminary in honor of Mrs. Laura Spelman Rockefeller and her parents Harvey Buel and Lucy Henry Spelman, longtime activists in the antislavery movement.

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Spelman is America's oldest historically Black college for women and is a global leader in the education of women of African descent. The college is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.

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Simmons College

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Simmons College was founded in 1899 by Boston businessman John Simmons, who had a revolutionary idea — that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. It was this same spirit of inclusion and empowerment that produced the first African-American Simmons graduate in 1914, and made Simmons one of the only private colleges that did not impose admission quotas on Jewish students during the first half of the 1900s.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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At Simmons, we place students first. Our hands-on curriculum integrates intellectual leadership, career preparation, and community orientation, because all three approaches are necessary for success. We are proud of our welcoming, collaborative community that encourages dialogue, action, and respect—and that makes the Simmons experience as thoughtful as it is thought provoking.

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Salem College

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Believing that women deserved an education comparable to that given men -- a radical view for that era -- the Moravians began a school for girls in 1772. In 1802, it became a boarding school for girls and young women; in 1866, it was renamed Salem Female Academy. Salem began granting college degrees in the 1890s.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Rooted in the distinct Moravian commitment to education, Salem's core values are learning grounded in the pursuit of excellence, in community and in responsibility to self and the world. The traditions of the early Moravians continue to play an important role in the life of the College.

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Saint Mary's College

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Saint Mary’s promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College’s is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Online and hybrid graduate programs are offered in several in-demand fields. 

 

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Notre Dame, Indiana

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Saint Mary’s mission is to educate women, develop their talents, and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Our supportive community fosters confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success. With small class sizes and outstanding faculty, students establish mentor relationships with faculty and participate in research opportunities that aren’t typically found in undergraduate settings. In addition, our students spend four years making friendships that last a lifetime, and graduates join a significant network of alumnae across many industries, across the country, and across the globe.

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Mount Saint Mary's University

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Mount Saint Mary’s University was established in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Since their founding in Le Puy, France, in 1650, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs) have been faithful to their original mission of "helping women become all they are capable of being" and of "serving all persons without distinction."

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Los Angeles, California

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Mount Saint Mary’s University’s academic programs place a strong emphasis on social and ethical values consistent with the Catholic view of compassionate community involvement—both in Southern California and around the world. The University also prides itself on the diversity of its student body and faculty, which includes a wide variety of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Mary Baldwin University

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Founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842 by Rufus W. Bailey, Mary Baldwin University is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Among its first students, totaling 57 young women (paying as much as $60 per semester to attend), was Mary Julia Baldwin.

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Staunton, Virginia

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A Mary Baldwin University education is designed to empower students to take their places in the world as confident, compassionate changemakers. The university's historic location in Staunton and Augusta County, Virginia, is a strength and point of pride for Mary Baldwin University.

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Brescia College

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Brescia was founded in 1919 by the Ursuline Sisters, strong women of faith who are committed to social justice, community service, and the development of women.

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London, Ontario

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Brescia College, Canada's only women's college, is affiliated with Western University, the third-largest college in the province. That means you’ll benefit from the small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while still enjoying the resources Western has to offer.

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Alverno College

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Alverno College is an institution of higher education sponsored by the School Sisters of Saint Francis and dedicated to the undergraduate education of women. The student - her learning and her personal and professional development - is the central focus of everyone associated with Alverno.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Alverno offers an ability-based curriculum. The Alverno faculty looks at you as an individual person, not as a student in a massive lecture hall. It was developed to help you grow your skill set through ongoing assessment and feedback and is a model of the real world where there are no letter grades and where learning comes from actually doing a task, versus simply reading about it.

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Barnard College

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When it was founded in 1889, Barnard was one of very few American colleges where women could receive the same challenging education as men did. The College was named after Frederick A.P. Barnard, then the 10th president of Columbia University, who fought unsuccessfully to admit women to Columbia.

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New York, New York

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Barnard is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

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