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Best Women’s Colleges
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

April 18, 2018 Top Womens Colleges Consensus Ranked 2018

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.

1

Smith College

81.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
81.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Wellesley College

79.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
82.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Scripps College

77.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
71.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
84.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Bryn Mawr College

77.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
74.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

Barnard College

77.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
76.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Cottey College

75.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
71
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Mount Holyoke College

72.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
72.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

College of Saint Benedict

67.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Spelman College

67.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Simmons College

66.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Agnes Scott College

65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Saint Mary’s College

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Mount Mary University

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Mills College

63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

Brescia University

63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Columbia College (SC)

63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Brenau University - The Women's College

63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Cedar Crest College

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Ursuline College

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

Notre Dame of Maryland University

62.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Alverno College

62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Sweet Briar College

61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

St Catherine University

61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Converse College

60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Meredith College

59.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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26

Stephens College

59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

Mount Saint Mary’s University

59.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Salem College

56.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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29

Hollins University

56
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

Wesleyan College

55.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Mary Baldwin College for Women

55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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32

Texas Woman’s University

54.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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