SPINOFF: Did you attend a women's college?

posted 3 years ago in College
  • poll: Did you attend a women's college?
    Yes, and I'm so glad I did : (23 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, and I regret it : (0 votes)
    No, but I wish I had : (6 votes)
    3 %
    No, and I'm glad I didn't : (118 votes)
    59 %
    Yes, neutral : (5 votes)
    3 %
    No, neutral : (42 votes)
    21 %
    I'll click on any post with a poll : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @TGold:  I didn’t. I go to one of the largest colleges in the US. There’s no way I could go to an all women’s college. I’m glad other people like it, but I really don’t get along with other women usually. All of my friends from college are male, except for my 3 roommates that I used to live with. 

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Nah, I’ll be honest, I liked having those hot co-eds around…

    Post # 5
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @joya_aspera:  +1.

    Also, I don’t care for most women. If I was surrounded by them all day I would probably kill myself.

    Post # 6
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    2449 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m Hollins ’08, and I wouldn’t change my experiences at all! I dont usually like too many women but your college sisters are different, they are not like most women. I dont find college aged guys very attractive (theyre all pretty gawky and weird) but everyone knows real ladies don’t go to the guys, the guys come to us! 😉

    Post # 7
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Me! And I loved it!!  

    If you would have asked high school me if I was at all interested in a single-sex college experience, I would have said heck no. I’m so grateful that I kept an open enough mind to talk to the counselor at a college fair.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ugh I can’t even imagine. I loved my state school experience. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    466 posts
    Helper bee

    @TGold:I went to Smith (yay 5 colleges AND seven sisters!) and I am so, SO glad I did.  It was the best decision I ever made, (and I didn’t intend to go to an all women’s college either).  I’ve always needed to be more assertive and less shy, and attending an all women’s college really helped me gain confidence.  I went from being so shy, to being a considered a fairly extrovereted person.  (People who meet me now never even believe I was ever shy.)  I’ve also found that men tend to dominate discussions in classes (even when they don’t know the answers), and women tend to not answer (even when they do know the answer.)  I became much more dominate in group settings, in business meetings and interviews.  Often, I’m the only woman in the room who will speak.  I got practice at Smith.  No one would ever answer the professor’s question, and eventually I couldn’t take the awkwardness and would reluctantly raise my hand.  By my senior year, mine was the first hand up.  My mother, who also attended a women’s college, always says that you can tell a woman from the seven sisters (or any women’s college), because they tend to be more assertive than average.  

    I still feel that I have a lot further to go with putting myself forward and asserting myself, but going to an all women’s college definately helped!  Yes, my dating life suffered during college, but I don’t mind at all.  It improved me so much more than going to a co-ed school would have, and I made great friends who I still talk to regularly even though we’ve all moved.  

     

    Post # 10
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    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @MrsPanda99:  +1, exactly! Being around a bunch of girls all day everyday would make me want to jump out of a window head first.

    ETA: To answer the OP’s question I didn’t attend an all girls college but I had friends who did and loved it!

    Post # 11
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    6865 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @TGold:  Actually, I went to a college that was all male until the mid 90s. I graduated in 2010, but it was still a male dominated environment (>80% male) with professors that still had male-centric ideals… it was… interesting, to say the least.

    Post # 13
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee

    @TGold:  My university is historically a womens’ college, that counts right? It’s co-ed now, but it’s still about 80% women.

    And honestly, it wasn’t that big a deal being around women all the time. The only time it ever got hairy was when you had multiple girls going after one guy, and then it got kind of crazy.

    I can’t say for sure if my school being a womens’ university had anything to do with my experience, but I loved it, all five years, and I felt very prepared for the working world. I still wish I could go back.

    Post # 14
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    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @TGold:  I went to Agnes Scott in Atlanta & loved every minute of it! I never thought I would have went to a womens college because I’m not great with other women & got along waay better with men, but girls without dudes are waaay more fun! I loved not having to get primped before class and being able to showup in my pj’s with my zit cream on without judgment!

    Post # 15
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    After 13 years of being at a Catholic all-girls school, I’ve had my fill of daily estrogen overload. Then again, women’s colleges don’t exist here but if they did and going to one would be beneficial to me academically, then I would have gone to one.

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