Summary: The college you attend will affect your future so choose wisely and pick one that supports your goals and values.
The college experience involves more than just getting a degree of some sort. The place you chose to attend will shape who you become in the future. The atmosphere, people, location, activities, and style of education can make a big difference in what you get out of your college years.
- Barnard College in New York, NY provides a rigorous liberal arts foundation to women that have a curiosity, drive and exuberance to learn.
- Chatham University in Pittsburgh is now a coed school. They are recognized for being a leader in sustainability. The total student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The school allows students to earn their bachelor and master degree in as little as five years.
- Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. They have the option to design your major. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.
- Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. They are a coed school that specializes in their Conservatory of Music program.
- Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY is a coed liberal arts college. They focus on independent study where students have small seminar classes with individual, biweekly student-faculty conferences plus studios, labs, performances, and internships. They have a 10 to 1 student faculty ratio.
- Smith College in Northampton, Mass. is one of the largest women’s college in the U.S. They are an independent, nondenominational college. They do accept men to their graduate programs. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.
- Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. Over 70 percent of the students participate in internships while at the college.
- Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. was founded by Methodist leaders as a men’s college but is now a coed school and is independent from the Methodist church. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.
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