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Wesleyan College

(Encyclopedia) Wesleyan College, at Macon, Ga.; United Methodist; for women; chartered 1836 as Georgia Female College. The present form of the name was adopted in 1919. Wesleyan College was the first college ...

Amherst College

(Encyclopedia) Amherst College, at Amherst, Mass.; founded 1821 as a college for men, coeducational since 1975. A liberal arts institution, Amherst maintains a cooperative program with Smith College, Mount Ho...

Bates College

(Encyclopedia) Bates College, at Lewiston, Maine; coeducational; founded 1855 as Maine State Seminary, chartered as a college 1864. It was the first Eastern college to admit women students. The Edmund S. Musk...

Swarthmore College

(Encyclopedia) Swarthmore College, at Swarthmore, Pa.; coeducational; founded 1864 by the Society of Friends. It maintains a cooperative program with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the Univ. of Pen...

Oberlin College

(Encyclopedia) Oberlin College, at Oberlin, Ohio; coeducational; opened 1833 as Oberlin Collegiate Institute, became Oberlin College in 1850. It includes a college of arts and sciences and a well-known conser...