College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has recently released a ranking of the 50 best Women's Studies programs.
"Its cultural relevance is indispensable, widely applicable, and highly marketable. A Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies is synonymous with undeniable critical thinking and research skills, and it signifies leadership ability, compelling communication, and a deep understanding of diversity. Whatever the position, these qualities make for an excellent job candidate," author Cate Mackenzie said of the ranking.
The fifty colleges and universities listed in this ranking vary in student body size, geographical location, political and social involvement, but all have a focus on providing a comprehensive and current view of Women's Studies.
College Choice Managing Editor, Christian Amondson, added that "while some programs combine Women's Studies with gender and sexuality studies, they each introduce students to the cultural, political, and historical considerations of gender and then ask students to draw out the critical, intersectional, and transnational implications."
The College Choice 2016 Ranking of the Best Women's Studies Programs takes into account a school's student satisfaction, retention rates, affordability, academic reputation and average financial aid available for the Women's Studies programs. This information was researched using the university or colleges' websites as well as ranking and statistic sites. This ranking reflects the most accurate and up-to-date information available.
Harvard University tops the list as having the best Women's Studies program, followed by Yale University and Pomona College.
The complete ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
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