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by A (beginning)
at February 26th, 2010 (09:01 pm)

I thought you'd all like this, assuming you haven't found it yet: Can you name all of the American women's colleges? :)

For anyone wondering, the top most-recognized ones are:

Mount Holyoke College (75.6% of quiz-takers)
Smith College (71.1%)
Wellesley College (68.9%)
Bryn Mawr College (64.4%)
Barnard College (51.1%)
Sweet Briar College (46.7%)
Scripps College (33.3%)
College of Saint Mary (33.3%)
Spelman College (31.1%)
Saint Mary's College (31.1%)

And the least-recognized colleges are:

Russell Sage College (6.7%)
Bennett College for Women (6.7%)
Meredith College (6.7%)
Peace College (6.7%)
Wilson College (6.7%)
Mount Mary College (6.7%)
Moore College (6.7%)
Cottey College (6.7%)
Lexington College (6.7%)
St. Catherine University (4.4%)

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Posted by: ripe and rosy (colorwhirl)
Posted at: February 27th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
college: alma mater

Interesting...I got 8 of the 10 on the least-recognized list, but only 4 out of 10 on the most-recognized list.

Then again, my school is pretty low on the recognition scale.

Posted by: A (beginning)
Posted at: February 27th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Mount Holyoke

The list seems to have changed since I posted this...now it's Russell Sage College, Bennett College for Women, Mount Mary College, Ursuline College, Moore College of Art, Cottey College (all 7.7%), Pine Manor College, College of Saint Benedict, College of Saint Elizabeth,and Lexington College (all 5.8%). And Agnes Scott has passed Saint Mary's to get into the top 10.

I'm not surprised so few people know about Lexington. It's the first new women's college in such a long time! And I think it only does two-year hospitality degrees...

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Posted by: ripe and rosy (colorwhirl)
Posted at: February 27th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
college: Evens

I do! She was invited to give a certain amount of money (I think it's $1,000 now, but it used to be $500) to join the Pines and Maples Society, which is a reference to our alma mater. Well, and the campus...but mostly the alma mater.

::goes off humming::

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Posted by: A (beginning)
Posted at: February 28th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Mount Holyoke

Hey, Wilson is the 20th most-remembered now out of 50! :)

Posted by: melodramatic teenage angst propaganda (karma_fucked)
Posted at: March 5th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)

your school is just one below mine. :)

Posted by: melodramatic teenage angst propaganda (karma_fucked)
Posted at: March 5th, 2010 07:42 am (UTC)

I was thinking (beyond where do I go?), "what colleges did I apply for?" "which colleges do my friends go to?" "which colleges do our sports teams play against?"

In other words, I got about all of the southeast, the seven sisters, Cottey (we get transfers) and that's...about it.

Posted by: A (beginning)
Posted at: March 5th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Mount Holyoke

Hey, that's still better than most people. :) My strategy was purely geographic, which was helpful for some (like working west to east through Massachusetts) but so much with others (is anyone very familiar with the Wisconsin women's colleges?).

I also tried to think of this community. Some of the women's colleges on that list aren't really active within the larger women's colleges movement, like the New Jersey ones, so they never came to mind.

Posted by: briony530 (briony530)
Posted at: March 29th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)

IIRC, Bennett College has been out of business for years.

Posted by: A (beginning)
Posted at: March 30th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Mount Holyoke

Bennett is alive and well. You're thinking of the one in New York, which closed in the late '70s.m

Posted by: briony530 (briony530)
Posted at: March 30th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)

Aha...yes I certainly was, as it is just a few miles from my home. It looks like a set for a horror movie today!

Posted by: Melissa (roseofjuly)
Posted at: June 13th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)

I got 15 of them. I totally forgot about Bennett - I wanted to kick myself when I saw it come up because Bennett is our "rival" (it's the only other HBCU for women). Colleges I also knew but forgot about were Simmons, Mary Baldwin (I kept typing Mary Washington), Cedar Crest, Wesleyan (I'm fromg GA and I was racking my brain trying to think of the fourth women's college in GA!) and Carlow. I didn't know that Georgian Court University, the College of New Rochelle OR Converse College were women's colleges!

The 10 least guessed when I took it are (from most forgotten to least)

College of St. Benedict
St. Catherine University
Carlow University
Lexington College
Mount Mary College
Moore College of Art
Ursuline College
College of New Rochelle
Midway College
Judson College

Posted by: A (beginning)
Posted at: June 13th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
JKCF

You should get all your friends to post the link on Facebook and see if you can get your Spelman sisters to raise your percentage. Worked for the Bryn Mawr students. ;)

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