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By Palomino (Palomino) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 02:39 pm: Edit

CosmoGIRL! Magazine Names The 50 Best Colleges for Girls

Albion College Albion, MI
Amherst College Amherst, MA
Babson College Babson Park, MA
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bates College Lewiston, ME
Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
Brown University Providence, RI
Carleton College Northfield, MN
Clark University Worcester, MA
The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
Duke University Durham, NC
Earlham College Richmond, IN
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Kenyon College Gambler, OH
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
Macalester College St. Paul, MN
Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
New College of Florida Sarasota, FL
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
Pitzer College Claremont, CA
Pomona College Claremont, CA
Rhodes College Memphis, TN
St. John's College Santa Fe, NM and Annapolis, MD
St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD
Slippery Rock University of PA Slippery Rock, PA
Stanford University Stanford, CA
State University of NY at Oswego Oswego, NY
Trinity University San Antonio, TX
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
University of Maine Orono, ME
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
University of MD, Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, MA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
University of Mississippi Oxford, MI
University of Montana, Missoula Missoula, MT
University of NC, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
University of NC, Greensboro Greensboro, NC
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
University of Texas, Austin Austin, TX
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
University of Wisconsin, Madison Madison, WI
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
Wheaton College Norton, MA
Whittier College Whittier, CA

By Momsdream (Momsdream) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:17 pm: Edit

No Smith? No Bryn Mawr?

Given the six key factorus considered " small class size, prominent female faculty members,
strong women's sports programs, a career center that facilitates internship opportunities, opportunities to hold leadership positions in clubs and activities and an active alumni network"

I'm a little surprised at the list....

These "lists" never cease to confuse..

By Dstark (Dstark) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit

Some girls want boys.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit

oh gag me
hmm wonder why zero womens colleges made the list if the list is supposed to be for female college students...??
It is allover the place , I wonder if they just sent researchers out to find where Karl Urban lookalikes were matriculating.

By Rhonda63 (Rhonda63) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:26 pm: Edit

you mean Keith Urban ... I get CMT, lol, and he is very cute.

By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit

The "methodology" specfically excluded women's colleges. Go figure.

Equally curious is the omission of Swarthmore:

a) a college with 39% female faculty

b) a college with a 50%/50% female/male representation on the Board of Managers dating back to its founding. By comparison, Amherst has four women on its 20+ member Board of Trustees.

c) a school whose first graduating class (1873) produced the first female PhD in the United States

d) A school whose female graduates led the women's suffrage movement, founded the National Organization of Women, and wrote the original Equal Rights Amendment.

e) a school that has ranked in the top #5 of ALL colleges and universities in per capita female PhD. production for decades and decades including #3 behind only two tech schools (Caltech and Harvey Mudd) in the decade of the 1990s.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:35 pm: Edit

I didn't know there was a Keith.

By Rhonda63 (Rhonda63) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:40 pm: Edit

and I didn't know there was a Karl...

By Momsdream (Momsdream) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit

Never heard of either of them...

By Rhonda63 (Rhonda63) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:49 pm: Edit

Had to laugh at your post, interesteddad. Either you're kidding or you are taking CosmoGirl WAAAY too seriously. You should consider it a GOOD thing that they don't have Swat on the list!

By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 05:04 pm: Edit

Yes. It did cross my mind that CosmoGirl might have something a little more Abercrombie & Fitch in mind!

But, I did look up the criteria used for the list and, then, the list made even less sense.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 06:03 pm: Edit

I only have heard of Karl Urban cause my 14 yr old has seen LOTR in its various versions umpteen times.
The only teen girl magazine she reads is SG which is for girls who board: skate/snow/surf.

We are more likely to pay attention to Outside magazines list which actually was pretty good

By Mini (Mini) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit

CosmoGirl wouldn't last two weeks at Swarthmore.

(I think they got it right.) Did you all notice the lack of schools in the south and southwest? Doesn't CosmoGirl like to wear shortshorts?

And where, pray tell, is the University of Hawaii?

By Arizonamom (Arizonamom) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit

It is by the surfer boys so of course it is on there,lol

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 09:25 pm: Edit

Didn't Seventeen have a list last year?
For some reason Reedies were quite tickled to be on that one ( some of em anyway )

By Rhino (Rhino) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 07:57 am: Edit

The more important ranking is the best colleges for young WOMEN.

By Megsdad (Megsdad) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 08:19 am: Edit

Dstark, (be very careful)
"some girls want boys"

What exactly do you mean? I am assuming this ranking is a ranking for guys.....OR the best place to FIND girls!

A ranking for the best colleges for women to obtain an education would have these names heading the list:

Wellesley, Smith
Bryn Mawr, Vassar
Mt Holyoke, Agnes Scott
Hollins, Converse

just to name a few...

By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 09:21 am: Edit


CosmoGIRL! Magazine Names The 50 Best Colleges for Girls

By Burllinz (Burllinz) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 01:12 pm: Edit

I read the article.(do I want to admit that?) There was a caveat at the end of the article that said essentially they didn't need to include the women's college such as Smith etc.(they named all of them) because that obviously went without saying.Everyone knows that they are great colleges for women. Lighten up,you guys!

By Rhonda63 (Rhonda63) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 01:38 pm: Edit

Burl -- "lighten up" is right!! I'm amazed at how defensive people get with rankings, even ones as silly as this one.

Perhaps I should be more worked up that my D's school (Brown) is ON their list!

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 01:57 pm: Edit

I didn't really notice that anyone was taking cosmos foray into college ranking too seriously, rather the opposite.
I have the horrified fascination reaction myself to the proliferation of magazines designed for teen girls that seem to assume their interest span the gamut of makeup to hair to boys to gossip to fashion and back again.
What happened to "you've come a long way, baby"?

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