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 Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Forbes, 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.