Smith College

Main image

Short History

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, it is one of the largest women’s liberal arts colleges in the United States, educating women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. Located in Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith enrolls 2,600 students from nearly every state and more than 50 other countries, providing opportunities for students to develop their passions and talents to effect meaningful change throughout the world.

Smith has changed much since its founding, but throughout its history there have been certain enduring constants: a dedication to providing both the educational offerings and practical experiences that enable students to make a difference in the world, a belief in the ability of education to address the world’s most pressing problems, and a concern for the rights and privileges of women.

Today the college continues to benefit from a dynamic relationship between innovation and tradition. And while Smith’s basic curriculum of the humanities, arts and sciences still flourishes, the college continues to respond to new and evolving disciplines—offering majors or interdepartmental programs in engineering, the study of women and gender, neuroscience, film and media studies, Middle East studies, statistical and data sciences and other emerging fields. Our students leave Smith to work as policy-makers, researchers, artists, engineers, writers, business leaders and scientists who push the world forward.

Logo

Location

Northampton, Massachusetts

Points of pride

At Smith, students from diverse experiences and backgrounds form an extraordinary intellectual community. Nearly all students live on campus in one of 41 houses ranging in style from modern to Gothic and in size from 10 to 100 students, representing all class years. After graduation, more than 48,000 Smith alums are ready to help students step into internships and careers as graduates join our powerful professional network.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1875

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/smithcollege

Twitter Username

smithcollege

Mount Holyoke College

Main image

Short History

Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote. As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke has led the way in women's education.

Logo

Location

South Hadley, Massachusetts

Points of pride

Mount Holyoke College’s exploratory education and collaborative community empower students to extend their knowledge and expand possibilities for themselves, their communities and the world. As a women’s college that is gender-diverse, Mount Holyoke inspires students to break through barriers and make change for all. With a vibrant campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is home to 2200 students, who connect with over 180 years of tradition while shaping our shared future.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1837

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/mountholyokecollege

Twitter Username

mtholyoke

Meredith College

Main image

Short History

Meredith College has been educating strong, confident women for more than a century. Chartered in 1891, the College opened with 200 students and a mission to provide a first-rate course of female education. Today Meredith is one of the largest independent women’s colleges in the U.S., graduating nearly 500 students each year who come from across the country and around the world.

Logo

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Points of pride

Many colleges say they offer a personal education. Meredith College delivers on that promise. Rigorous academics and a commitment to experiential learning – offered in a personalized environment – challenge Meredith women to discover their individual strengths and then grow stronger. We promise you this: No matter how strong you think you are, you’re stronger. Come to Meredith and we’ll prove it.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1891

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/MeredithCollege

Twitter Username

MeredithCollege

Hollins University

Main image

Short History

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.

Logo

Location

Roanoke, Virginia

Points of pride

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.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1852

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/HollinsUniversity

Twitter Username

HollinsU

Salem College

Main image

Short History

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.

Logo

Location

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Points of pride

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.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1772

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/salemcollege

Twitter Username

SalemCollege

Converse College

Main image

Short History

Although the doors of Converse opened October 1, 1890, the first step towards the founding of the college was taken in 1889 when a prominent attorney assembled a group of Spartanburg citizens to discuss the project. Among the 13 men was Dexter Edgar Converse, a native of Vermont who had settled in Spartanburg before the Civil War. His contributions to the college were so valuable it was given his name.

Logo

Location

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Points of pride

The Converse College commitment to creativity and the development of adaptable individuals with clear vision, wise decision and just action is guided by seven core values: excellence, integrity, exploration, diversity, respect, community and progress.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1889

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/ConverseStudentLife

Twitter Username

ConverseCollege

Simmons University

Main image

Short History

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.

Logo

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Points of pride

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program and coeducational graduate programs in fields that advance the common good. Simmons has established a model of higher education that other colleges and universities are only recently beginning to adapt: the combination of education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life - a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Art

Graduate Programs

1899

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/SimmonsUniversity

Twitter Username

https://twitter.com/simmonsuniv

St. Catherine University

Main image

Short History

St. Catherine University, or 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. 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. With more than 60 programs of study, the College for Women is among the largest private women’s colleges in the nation. The University also offers a range of programs for women and men in the Graduate College and College for Adults. At every degree level, St. Kate’s serves a diverse student population; developing ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders. St. Kate’s president is ReBecca Koenig Roloff, a 1976 graduate of the University. 

Logo

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Points of pride

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.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1905

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/st.kates

Twitter Username

StKate

Trinity Washington University

Main image

Short History

Over a century ago, Trinity College was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the nation’s first Catholic liberal arts college for women. Beginning with the first graduating class of 1904, the mission of Trinity has been realized in the lives of her graduates.

Logo

Location

Washington, District Of Columbia

Points of pride

Trinity’s commitment to liberal learning derives its ultimate meaning from the core identity of Trinity as a Catholic college. Beyond spiritual growth realized through theological studies and liturgies, the Trinity community also lives its faith through active service to people in need in Washington and around the country. Trinity’s commitment to faith and liberal learning is also realized in the Honor System that governs all aspects of academic and co-curricular life on campus.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1897

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/trinitydc

Twitter Username

TrinityDC

Russell Sage College of the Sage Colleges

Main image

Short History

Russell Sage College was founded in Troy in 1916 by suffragist Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, with the guidance of Eliza Kellas, head of the college preparatory Emma Willard School (also located in Troy). Together they founded Russell Sage College as a school of practical arts, one of the very first institutions to offer women the means of economic and social independence through preparation for professional careers.

Logo

Location

Troy, New York

Points of pride

Russell Sage College encourages women to take risks, discover their strengths, and apply what they've learned. At Russell Sage, women of all ages and backgrounds gain a strong vision of their own power and potential, becoming women of influence in their careers and communities.

Thumbnail

Degree type

Website

Athletics

Settings

Affiliation

Class Options

Email

Areas of Study

Graduate Programs

1916

Visit

Apply

Net Price Calculator

Facebook Page URL

https://www.facebook.com/TheSageColleges

Twitter Username

sage_edu

Pages