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Great Women's Colleges for Female and Nonbinary Students

March is Women's History Month, and what better way to celebrate women than by taking a look and connecting with some great women's colleges!

Female empowerment is one of the most crucial factors in the fight for gender equality, and that’s why women’s colleges remain popular in the modern day. Although once founded upon the belief that women deserved lesser standards for learning and therefore shouldn’t learn alongside men, women’s colleges are now places to uplift women and give them heightened opportunities for success in the working world.

If you’re interested in attending a women’s college as a female or nonbinary student, this list is a great place to start your search. You’ll find great choices for women’s colleges and universities across the US—and you can connect with all of them quickly and easily! To learn more about these featured schools, just click the green “Connect me” button underneath each one. Then they'll reach out to you with more info! 

Please note: Many women’s colleges have specific trans-inclusive admission policies, but we can’t guarantee they all do. If you’re a transgender or nonbinary student, we recommend researching a school further to ensure their inclusivity measures. 

Agnes Scott College

Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott CollegeAgnes Scott College is an independent liberal arts college for women. Its 100-acre campus in Decatur, Georgia, is just six miles from downtown Atlanta. The College has a student body of 1,079 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio. Nearly 60% of the student body are students of color, with 6% being international students. Agnes Scott offers over 45 areas of study through majors, minors, and partnerships with other colleges.

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Carlow University

Founded in 1929, Carlow UniversityCarlow University is a church-affiliated liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Although it admits a small number of men, the College is primarily concerned with the education of women. Carlow’s 14-acre campus is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The University consists of 1,298 students, features a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 45 areas of undergraduate and graduate study.

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College of Saint Benedict

Founded in 1913, the College of Saint BenedictCollege of Saint Benedict is a church-affiliated liberal arts institution for women that maintains a unique relationship with Saint John's University for men. Saint Benedict’s 300-acre campus is located in St. Joseph, Minnesota, 75 miles north of Minneapolis. There are 3,500 undergraduates (5% international students), a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, 37 majors, and 32 minors between the two schools.

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Cottey College

Founded in 1884, Cottey CollegeCottey Coillege is a private liberal arts college for women with a 73-acre campus located in Nevada, Missouri. Cottey has a small undergraduate enrollment of 256 students—31% of whom are first-generation students—making for a small student-faculty ratio of 6:1. The College offers 13 bachelor’s and six associate degree programs, many of which are also offered as minor academic programs. 

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Hollins University

HollinsFounded in 1842, Hollins University is an independent liberal arts university with a 475-acre campus in Roanoke, Virginia. Hollins offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women (including 29 majors, 30 majors, and 17 degree concentrations), select graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The student body consists of 798 students, making for a 9:1 student-faculty ratio.

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Meredith College

Founded in 1891, Meredith CollegeMeredith College is a women’s liberal arts college with a 225-acre campus located in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the renowned Research Triangle Park. The College offers over 80 majors, minors, and concentrations to its student body of 1,810. With a small student-faculty ratio of 11:1, 69% of the College’s classes have fewer than 20 students. 

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St. Catherine University

Founded in 1905, St. Catherine UniversitySt. Catherine University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution for women with a 110-acre campus in central St. Paul, Minnesota. The University has an undergraduate enrollment of 3,153 students and a graduate enrollment of 1,248, but it still maintains a small 11:1 student-faculty ratio. St. Catherine’s (also known as St. Kate’s) offers three associate degrees, 60+ bachelor’s degrees, 30 minors, and 27 graduate programs.

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