St. Catherine University

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St. Catherine University is the largest Catholic women's college in the United States with an enrollment of nearly 5,000. St. Kate’s, as it’s commonly known, was founded in 1905. Grounded in the liberal arts and the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching, St. Kate’s educates women to lead and influence. In 1937, it became the nation’s first Catholic college to be awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. St. Kate’s offers associate, bachelor and advanced degree programs in four schools: the School of Business and Professional Studies; the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health; and the School of Social Work. St. Kate's offers nearly 60 fields of study, as well as another 35-plus through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities consortium. At every degree level, St. Kate’s serves a diverse student population; developing ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders. St. Kate’s president is 1976 alumna ReBecca Koenig Roloff.

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St. Catherine University educates students to lead and influence. St. Catherine integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching, and challenging students to transformational leadership.

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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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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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Scripps College

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Educator, publisher, and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps dedicated her dreams as well as her resources to pioneering an innovative setting for women's education as an integral part of The Claremont Colleges. At ninety years of age, she still saw life in terms of possibility and spoke of the women's college that opened its doors in 1926 as her "new adventure."

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Claremont, California

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An understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples, cultures, and perspectives informs the intellectual framework on which Scipps mission is based. The College is committed to demonstrating that respect of differences among people is a prerequisite to achieving institutional excellence. It means that virtually every conversation will have many more than two viewpoints; it means that the underlying assumptions of every question will be probed.

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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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Mills College

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In 1852, two years after California was admitted to statehood, the Young Ladies’ Seminary in Benicia, California was established by nine citizens in what became the state capital. Cyrus and Susan Mills bought the Seminary in 1865 for $5,000, renamed it Mills College, and moved it in 1871 to its current 135-acre oasis. We invite you to take a virtual tour of our campus

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Oakland, California

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Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity.

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Hollins University

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Initially established in 1842 as Valley Union Seminary, a coeducational college, Hollins became an institution for women in 1852. Three years later, it was renamed Hollins in recognition of benefactors John and Ann Halsey Hollins.

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Roanoke, Virginia

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Hollins pursues an uncommon mission to provide women the opportunity to find their own voices and seek their own individual dreams and goals. We help them gain confidence to compete in a still-unequal world and give them the tools to make the world a better place for other women, children, and men. We seek out women with strong personalities and ambitious goals.

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College of Saint Benedict

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Founded in 1913, the College of Saint Benedict embraces the rich heritage of bold leadership and pioneering spirit of its Benedictine founders, the Sisters of Saint Benedict's Monastery. The college’s dedication to the power of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the Benedictine wisdom tradition. In addition, the college expresses its Benedictine character through the practice of enduring Benedictine values, including community, hospitality and service.

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St. Joseph, Minnesota

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The College of Saint Benedict is a nationally ranked Catholic residential liberal arts college for women. It shares one academic program with its educational partner, Saint John’s University, a nationally ranked Catholic residential liberal arts college for men, with students attending classes together on both campuses. The College of Saint Benedict is nationally recognized for its programming in international education and the fine arts. In addition to its emphasis on women’s development as leaders, professionals and scholars, the college also in known for its promotion of character and values development.

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Cedar Crest College

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Since its founding in 1867, Cedar Crest College has taken a bold approach to education - creating a college and a curriculum designed for women who want to achieve at the highest levels!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Recognizing the multi-dimensional nature of students, Cedar Crest College is dedicated to the education of the next generation of women leaders by preparing the whole student for life in the global community. At Cedar Crest, you will become a leader for life.

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Smith College

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Smith College began more than 140 years ago in the mind and conscience of a New England woman. Sophia Smith, who inherited a large fortune at age 65, decided that leaving her inheritance to found a college for women was the best way to fulfill her moral obligation to provide an education for women equal to that available for men.

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Northampton, Massachusetts

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At Smith, your individual exploration and education come first. The focus is on making the most of who you are and what you want to become. The world is your campus, preparing you to live, work, and lead across global borders.

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