Quick Facts


  • Four-year, private, non-profit, 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
  • Graduate professional programs offer women and men degrees in health studies, library and information science, management, and social work, plus 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