Bennett College is the only historically African American college for women in North Carolina and is one of two such HBCUs in the country. Founded in 1873 as a coed institution and reorganized as a college exclusively for women in 1926, today Bennett is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
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Bennett College prides itself on encouraging its students to become leaders who are resilient and flexible in the face of modern and strenuous demands. The College provides a space that is caring, responsive to the dreams of its students and her desires for achievement, and her individual needs. The College graduates educated women who are not only academically prepared and serious about learning, but who are also open to intellectual expansion, accepting of diversity, and strong in her determination to serve humanity.
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Chartered in 1836, Wesleyan became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Since then, we’ve sent scores of women out into the world to do the impossible, the amazing, and the extraordinary, like the first woman to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree in Georgia and the first woman to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court.
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Wesleyan takes pride in its long relationship with the United Methodist Church and its role as a pioneer in women’s education. Through strong academic programs, leadership roles, and service opportunities, Wesleyan women are taking their convictions out into the world and making significant contributions in disciplines like biogenetics and molecular engineering, and serving in impoverished communities. Wesleyan women are shaping the world.