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Number of
4-year Women's colleges

66,809

Students attending
4-year Women's colleges

$36,326

Average
in-state tuition

$36,326

Average
out-of-state tuition

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

265 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

Total undergraduates: 981
Acceptance rate: 65%
Average annual cost: $22,121
Average salary: $36,500
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

54 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,668
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $23,736
Average salary: $56,400
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

95 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,442
Acceptance rate: 38%
Average annual cost: $28,450
Average salary: $53,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Mills College

Oakland, CA

317 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Total undergraduates: 869
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average annual cost: $26,086
Average salary: $39,600
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

128 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,208
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average annual cost: $29,784
Average salary: $46,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

272 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

Total undergraduates: 1,690
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $26,664
Average salary: $46,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Scripps College

Claremont, CA

43 Forbes
The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Scripps College

Claremont, CA

Total undergraduates: 1,092
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $36,831
Average salary: $49,700
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Smith College

Northampton, MA

71 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Smith College

Northampton, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,594
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average annual cost: $26,734
Average salary: $44,900
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

313 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Total undergraduates: 406
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average annual cost: $22,050
Average salary: $36,800
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List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

47 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2019

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,688
Acceptance rate: 22%
Average annual cost: $20,189
Average salary: $60,100
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