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Is a Women's College for Me ?

EfforieEfforie Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited November 2013 in Women's Colleges
For those who are planning to attend a women's college, or are already in one, why did you pick a women's college? Can you describe yourself to me?

I never planned on attending any women's colleges, but I read some reviews about how great some of them are. So I started thinking about me at a women's college, and I'm sure if it'll be right for me.
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Replies to: Is a Women's College for Me ?

  • Ashley90Ashley90 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    If you don't mind being away from guys for 4 years while you focus on schoolwork then go for it. For me, the (mostly) single sex environment was enough of a culture shock for me haha.
  • paintgirl417paintgirl417 Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    It honestly doesn't even phase me that I go to one. I go to class and eat and live in a dorm just the same as any other college student in the world. I really love the connections I have made here and if I see a guy I still feel the same. Yea you may feel lonely if you don't go to school with your boyfriend or party as much as a coed school but at least your getting your work done without those distractions. If you want to choose a school near a coed and that way you can make more connections through a consortium and take classes at a coed school. You will see more guys in your classes and on those campuses but I love the leadership and focus of a women's college and that is why I chose one.
  • ninn13ninn13 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Going to a women's college is an investment in yourself and your future. It is not a four-year sentence in a nunnery; it's a four-year period of your life where the environment is for and about women learning to achieve and lead. If you've ever felt you're not smart enough, or your opinions don't count in high school, please consider a women's college. Your social life need not suffer; my dad asked more than once if he was to pay room and board to the coed school up the road where I spent many weekends happily hanging out with boys (many of whom are also lifelong friends). And I never had to see some yucky ex at breakfast in the cafeteria.
  • juilletjuillet Super Moderator Posts: 11,599 Super Moderator
    I'm a women's college alumna, not a current student. But describing myself would be meaningless because there are all different types of women at a women's college. If you're a woman, a women's college could be a great environment for you if that's what you want.

    There are also different kinds of women's colleges. I went to one that was in a consortium with other co-ed institutions and was located in a large city, so it's not like I didn't see men for the entire four years - like @ninn13 said, it's not like going to a nunnery. My boyfriend went to one of the co-ed colleges across the street and I attended co-ed parties and all that.

    The reason I loved my women's college is because you're in an environment in which women are the sole focus, which isn't necessarily the case in other places. Across colleges, for example, most student body presidents are men. Most on-campus leaders tend to be men, and men also dominate some of the majors and thus the classrooms in those majors. At a women's college, that's not the case - your student leaders are all women, and they are thus inspiring role models to you and what you can be. Your entire alumnae base is women, so you can admire what they do and aspire to be who they are in a different way. Women's colleges also have more diverse faculty (in many ways - gender, but also racial and nationality and religious background) and on average have better campuses and better residence halls! (I'm not making this up; there's actual data on this.)
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