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Best Women’s Colleges
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

May 29, 2019
Best Womens Colleges 2019

The College Consensus ranking of the Best Women’s Colleges is the most comprehensive ranking out available, by bringing together all of the most rigorous published rankings with the most legitimate student reviews on the web. Young women seeking the supportive, inclusive environment of an all-women’s college – from empowering academic programs to the networking power of robust alumni organizations – can look to College Consensus for a fuller picture. College Consensus’ comprehensive view gives prospective students the confidence that their choice ranks as the best choice across the board.

How Did We Create Our Ranking of the Best Women’s Colleges?

College Consensus is transforming college rankings by building the first full-scale, aggregate ranking out there. What does that mean? It means the Consensus draws on data from the most trusted published college rankings, including U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and WalletHub, to compute the Publisher Rating. We combine student reviews from reliable sources like Niche, My Plan, and Cappex for the Student Review Rating. And we put them all together for the Consensus Rating – the only aggregate of publisher rankings and student reviews available anywhere.

While nearly every other college and university today is coed, women’s colleges remain vibrant, exemplary, and essential to higher education. Women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of leadership, from government to finance to entertainment to the tech industry, and we see the consequences daily. Women’s colleges give young women of all backgrounds the opportunity to study in an affirming, encouraging community, with some of the most influential and accomplished women in the world. For women looking for a women’s college to build the knowledge, expertise, skills, and confidence to take on the 21st century, the College Consensus Best Women’s Colleges ranking shows a panoramic picture of the women’s college landscape.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

College Consensus is designed as an aggregate ranking, with a mission of providing prospective students and their families a clearer, more comprehensive view of college rankings. Unlike other rankings, which are limited by their methodologies (whether it’s surveys, government data, or experts making their best guess), College Consensus evens the playing field by giving every perspective an equal voice. There’s no gaming College Consensus; students get the data computed into a simple, single rating based on all other ratings, making it the fullest, most objective rankings out there. Read more about the College Consensus methodology on the About page.

Note: The Top Consensus Ranked Women’s Colleges are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Smith College

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81.9
College Consensus
83.1
Publisher Consensus
80.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

2

Wellesley College

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80.1
College Consensus
81.9
Publisher Consensus
78.3
Student Consensus
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3

Scripps College

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77.3
College Consensus
70.9
Publisher Consensus
83.8
Student Consensus
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4

Cottey College

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77.2
College Consensus
70.6
Publisher Consensus
83.8
Student Consensus
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5

Bryn Mawr College

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77.2
College Consensus
74.5
Publisher Consensus
79.9
Student Consensus
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6

Barnard College

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75.3
College Consensus
75
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
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7

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke
74.7
College Consensus
76.6
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
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8

Spelman College

Spelman College
70
College Consensus
65
Publisher Consensus
75
Student Consensus
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9

College of Saint Benedict

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69.6
College Consensus
59.8
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
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10

Hobart William Smith Colleges

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68.8
College Consensus
65.8
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
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11

Simmons College

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68.8
College Consensus
68.6
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
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12

Saint Mary’s College of California

Saint Marys California
68.5
College Consensus
65
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
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13

Mills College

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67.9
College Consensus
66.4
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
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14

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College
66.5
College Consensus
57.9
Publisher Consensus
75.2
Student Consensus
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15

Converse College

Converse College
65.6
College Consensus
60.8
Publisher Consensus
70.4
Student Consensus
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16

Saint Mary’s College

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65.1
College Consensus
59
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
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17

Brenau University - The Women's College

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64.9
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
69.2
Student Consensus
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18

St Catherine University

St Catherine University
64.9
College Consensus
58.9
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
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19

Brescia University

brescia University
64.7
College Consensus
55.4
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
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20

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College
64
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
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21

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount Saint Marys University
63.6
College Consensus
58.4
Publisher Consensus
68.8
Student Consensus
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22

Columbia College (SC)

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63.6
College Consensus
52.7
Publisher Consensus
74.5
Student Consensus
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23

Brenau University

Brenau University
62.9
College Consensus
54.4
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
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24

Ursuline College

Ursuline College
62.7
College Consensus
53.4
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
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25

Meredith College

Meredith College
62.1
College Consensus
48.2
Publisher Consensus
76
Student Consensus
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26

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College
61.9
College Consensus
54.3
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
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27

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University
61.7
College Consensus
56.6
Publisher Consensus
66.8
Student Consensus
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28

Alverno College

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61.4
College Consensus
50.8
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
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29

West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College
61.2
College Consensus
50.6
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
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30

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin College
61.1
College Consensus
55.8
Publisher Consensus
66.4
Student Consensus
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31

Mary Baldwin College for Women

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60.2
College Consensus
56.2
Publisher Consensus
64.2
Student Consensus
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32

Stephens College

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59.5
College Consensus
48.4
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
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33

Roberts Wesleyan College

Roberts Wesleyan College
59
College Consensus
51.9
Publisher Consensus
66.1
Student Consensus
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34

Texas Woman’s University

Texas Womans University
57.9
College Consensus
46.1
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
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35

Salem College

Salem College
57.6
College Consensus
50.9
Publisher Consensus
64.3
Student Consensus
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36

North Carolina Wesleyan College

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57.5
College Consensus
50
Publisher Consensus
65
Student Consensus
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