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Number of
4-year Women's colleges

64,724

Students attending
4-year Women's colleges

$36,263

Average
in-state tuition

$36,263

Average
out-of-state tuition

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

265 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

Total undergraduates: 981
Acceptance rate: 64%
Average annual cost: $21,315
Average salary: $36,500
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Barnard College

New York, NY

54 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Barnard College

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,668
Acceptance rate: 16%
Average annual cost: $22,815
Average salary: $56,400
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

95 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,442
Acceptance rate: 39%
Average annual cost: $31,900
Average salary: $53,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Mills College

Oakland, CA

317 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Total undergraduates: 869
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average annual cost: $27,647
Average salary: $39,600
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

128 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,393
Acceptance rate: 52%
Average annual cost: $27,234
Average salary: $46,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

272 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

Total undergraduates: 1,690
Acceptance rate: 81%
Average annual cost: $25,991
Average salary: $46,100
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

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 2018

Scripps College

Claremont, CA

Total undergraduates: 1,092
Acceptance rate: 29%
Average annual cost: $37,860
Average salary: $49,700
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Smith College

Northampton, MA

71 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Smith College

Northampton, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,594
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $24,258
Average salary: $44,900
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

313 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Total undergraduates: 406
Acceptance rate: 93%
Average annual cost: $25,532
Average salary: $36,800
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List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

47 Forbes

List of the top women's colleges in 2018

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Total undergraduates: 2,688
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $20,013
Average salary: $60,100
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We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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