Women's colleges: Wikis


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Women's colleges in higher education are undergraduate, bachelor's degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are composed exclusively or almost exclusively of women. Some women's colleges admit male students to their graduate schools or in smaller numbers to undergraduate programs, but all serve a primarily female student body.


Women's colleges around the world


Women's colleges in Asia

See also: List of current and historical women's universities and colleges in Japan.

Women's colleges in Australia

Women's colleges in Europe

United Kingdom

Women's colleges in the Middle East

Women's colleges in North America

United States

Women's colleges in the United States were primarily founded during the early 19th century. According to Irene Harwarth, Mindi Maline, and Elizabeth DeBra, "women's colleges were founded during the mid- and late-19th century in response to a need for advanced education for women at a time when they were not admitted to most institutions of higher education." [1] While there were a few coeducational colleges (such as Oberlin College founded in 1833, Lawrence University in 1847, Antioch College in 1853, and Bates College in 1855), most colleges and universities of high standing at that time were exclusively for men.


Brescia University College is Canada's only university-level women's-only educational institution. Brescia is affiliated with and located on the campus of The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.[2]

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