Women’s Colleges Drop in U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released its new rankings of America’s best colleges and universities. Wellesley College in Massachusetts retained its place as the top-rated women’s college. But Wellesley dropped from fourth place in 2011 to sixth place in the 2012 rankings of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, dropped from 14th place last year to the 19th position in the latest ratings.

Scripps College, Barnard College, and Mount Holyoke College also dropped in the latest U.S. News rankings of the leading liberal arts colleges.

Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania was the only highly ranked women’s college to improve in the rankings. Bryn Mawr moved up from 30th place to 25th.

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