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FIRST-YEAR:
Nikki Johnson Williams
Director of Admission
1-800-456-9595
(540) 362-6401
huadm@hollins.edu

TRANSFER:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huadm@hollins.edu

INTERNATIONAL:
Stacey Hill
International Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huintl@hollins.edu

HORIZON:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609
apgarme2@hollins.edu

One
GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES FIND SUCCESS.
An overwhelming majority continue their education beyond college, and most are in the workforce, making their mark in typically male-dominated fields.1
Two
WOMEN’S COLLEGES GRADUATE GREAT LEADERS.
While fewer than 1 percent of all colleges in the U.S. are women-only, an exceptional number of women's college grads take the lead, including 20 percent of women in Congress,2 and 30 percent of Business Week's list of Rising Women Stars in Corporate America.3
Three
WOMEN’S COLLEGES ARE HELPING CLOSE THE GENDER GAP.
Women's colleges are meeting the challenge of placing more women in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.4
Four
GRADUATES FROM WOMEN’S COLLEGES HAVE AN EDGE IN THE WORKFORCE.
Since nearly all women's colleges are also liberal arts colleges, women gain a twofold advantage: the support of their sisters, plus a well-rounded education that emphasizes the creative thinking the new economy demands.5
Five
STUDENTS AT WOMEN’S COLLEGES USE THEIR BRAINS BETTER.
Seriously: a key study shows that seniors at women's colleges were more likely to engage in higher-order thinking activities than seniors at coed institutions.3
Six
STUDENTS LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.
With less pressure to play by men's rules and more opportunities to bond, students at women's colleges develop a sisterhood connection, forming the basis for personal networks that last long after graduation.3
Seven
GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES.
Nine out of 10 women's college graduates credit their college with fostering self-confidence.3
Eight
GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES EARN MORE.
Why? Because they  have a better shot at the better-paying jobs that are traditionally held by men. Almost half of women's college graduates build careers in male-dominated professions like law, medicine, and management.3
Nine
STUDENTS AT WOMEN’S COLLEGES GET MORE HELP FROM FACULTY.
In a coed learning environment, male students tend to get more attention from instructors than female students. Women's colleges level this playing field.1
Ten
GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES STAY MORE ENGAGED WITH THEIR ALMA MATERS.
Whether it's as trustees, recruiters, or owners of companies partnering for internship programs, many graduates stay involved with their college, and remain committed to helping the next generation of students.3
Eleven
WOMEN’S COLLEGES OFFER A BETTER SHOT AT GRADUATE SCHOOL.
In fact, nearly half of graduates from women's colleges earn advanced degrees, and 81 percent continue their education beyond college.3
Twelve
WOMEN’S COLLEGES CREATE LIFELONG BENEFITS.
More than 95 percent of women's college alumnae agree that the financial investment in their education was worthwhile, and that it made them smarter, more complete individuals.3