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Choosing between Seven Sisters colleges?

Hey guys, I'm looking into the Seven Sisters colleges for their amazing reputation and women's college environment. What are the major differences between them, academically and socially? Would love any insights y'all have.

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering the Seven Sisters for their strong academic reputation and women's college environment. While each of these colleges is unique, I can give you a general outline of some differences between them.

Academically:

- Barnard College is affiliated with Columbia University, allowing students to cross-register for classes and access Columbia's resources.

- Bryn Mawr offers a noteworthy legacy in the humanities and has a partnership with Haverford, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania for cross-registration.

- Mount Holyoke is known for its strong science programs and is part of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and UMass Amherst.

- Smith College is known for engineering and humanities, and it's also part of the Five College Consortium.

- Wellesley College has a strong focus on liberal arts and offers cross-registration with MIT.

Socially:

- Barnard may have a more urban feel due to its location in New York City.

- Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley have more of a traditional, residential campus atmosphere.

- Vassar and Radcliffe are no longer women's colleges; Vassar is now co-ed, and Radcliffe merged with Harvard.

Remember, visiting each campus virtually or in-person, if possible, is an excellent way to get a better feel for the unique environment at each of these schools. Good luck with your college search!

7 months ago

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