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4 Reasons You Should Consider Attending A Women's College

Last updated February 28, 2022

4 Reasons You Should Consider Attending A Women's College

Women’s colleges have a rich history of producing leaders, pushing forward the movement for women’s equality, high graduation and job placement rates, and strong academic programs. If you’re looking for a tight-knit college community focused on empowerment, equality, and professional and academic achievement, it might be worth adding Women’s Colleges to your college list. Here’s everything you need to know about Women’s Colleges, including the perks of attending one, what they focus on, and where to find them!

Small class sizes, personalized academic programs

The majority of Women’s Colleges in the US have a total student population of under 3,000 students. If you’re interested in small classes, individualized attention from professors, opportunities for independent study, and an emphasis on community building, a Women's College might be right for you.

Emphasis and prioritization of women’s achievement

Whatever you choose to study, courses at Women’s Colleges center your success, education, and professional development - even in fields of study and industries traditionally dominated by men.

Women’s Colleges have notably higher graduation rates than public colleges - especially for Black, Latinx, non-resident, and pell-grant recipient students

It’s hard to understate the importance of graduation rates. The rate at which students successfully graduate a college in 6 years gives you a clear picture of how well that school is setting up students for success, and how many who attend leave on time with a Bachelor’s degree. The national average 6-year graduation rate for public colleges hovers around 55% - at Women’s Colleges, the average is 62%.

4 Reasons You Should Consider Attending A Women's College

Financial aid and scholarships are abundant at Women’s Colleges, which can help make high tuition costs more affordable

  • 94% of Women’s College attendees receive some form of financial aid
  • 48% are eligible for pell-grants
  • The higher graduation rates mentioned above also function as a reassurance, since completing your degree on time means less money paid toward tuition and fees.
  • There are tons of private scholarships for women available. Here’s a great database to search for them.

Wondering where the 34+ Women’s Colleges in the U.S. are? Check out this directory of all women’s colleges in the U.S.

This tool allows you to search for women’s colleges by major, degree type (certificate, Bachelor’s, and graduate/professional degrees), online or in-person classes, and location. Try entering a major you’re interested in and see what colleges catch your eye.

As you find colleges you’re interested in, text #Hello to 33-55-77 and ask our college advisors questions you have. They’ll work with you 1:1 to give you all the advice and info you need in a personalized session over text!

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