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Women's college for science major

wannabegeniouswannabegenious 203 replies36 threads Junior Member
edited July 2012 in Women's Colleges
I posted this in another category but didn't get a response. I would like to know which college is better for a major in general biology (most likely) or general chemistry, and a minor in biochemistry or english writing. I am interested in Mount Holyoke and Wellseley.

I have heard it said that Mount Holyoke is better for science and Wellseley is better for social science but I don't know enough to swear by it. Could someone help clarify?

Any advice/info is much appreciated. Thank you very much.
edited July 2012
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  • Mariecc1Mariecc1 168 replies15 threads Junior Member
    I'm a Wellesley student, so I can't really speak to the merits of Mt. Holyoke. However, Wellesley has a large science center with lots of high-tech equipment. Many students majoring in the sciences end up doing research alongside professors during the school year or summer (sometimes both). There's also cross-registration with MIT, so if a course you'd like to take isn't available at Wellesley, you can take it at MIT.

    With regards to grad school, ~66% of Wellesley students are accepted to their first choice program. ~70% of student who apply to medical school are accepted (compared to the national average of 45%). To summarize, there are tons of opportunities in the sciences for Wellesley women. I'd encourage you to check out the course catalogue (Course Catalog | Wellesley College - Wellesley College) and come for an overnight visit during the school year, if possible.

    Let me know if you have any questions! :) I hope someone from Mt. Holyoke gives you information on her school.
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  • wannabegeniouswannabegenious 203 replies36 threads Junior Member
    Thank you very much! That definitely helped!
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  • MADadMADad 2106 replies82 threads Senior Member
    MHC has new science facilities. Their percentage of science majors getting into grad school programs is crazy high. Couple that with the resources of the Five College consortium.
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