Quick Facts


  • Four-year, private, non-sectarian undergraduate women's college with a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum
  • One of New England's most successful undergraduate programs for adult women: the Dorothea Dix Scholars Program
  • Four graduate professional schools offering programs for women and men in health studies, library and information science, management, and social work, plus nine leading graduate programs in education and liberal arts
  • #1 ranked MBA program for women (Princeton Review)
  • Recipient of numerous awards and accolades

Student Body

  • Approximately 1,700 undergraduate women students, 15% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
  • More than 4,000 graduate students (women and men)
  • Approximately 24% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multi-racial students; 3% international students
  • 36 states and 53 countries represented
  • Graduate students achieve some of the highest pass rates on professional licensure exams.


  • 215 full-time faculty members, 70% of whom are women
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1
  • Average class size: 18