Hi, I'm a rising senior interested in multiple women's colleges (Smith, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, and Simmons) because I really believe in their message and supportive environment as well as great programs. However, both of my (very conservative) parents grew up working class and do not see the value in attending a women's college (they says it's "not our socioeconomics" and "unnecessary drama"). I have good stats, great ecs, worked all four years, and have put in an insane amount of work over the past few years to make myself the best "me" possible. How do I talk to them about women's colleges? Is there any hope? Do you agree with them, is it simply not my socioeconomics?
I do not believe I would be posting this if a part of myself didn't believe it. If you have a child at a women's college, please share with me: is it really just a rich kid thing? Would I not do well if I do not come from that background? I've never been ashamed of not being incredibly wealthy. I've never been ashamed that my parents didn't go to a "strong" university. Would I feel like an outcast for this? If you attend a women's college: did your parents always support the decision? Did they encourage you to look at women's colleges?