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Old 12-07-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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And, do the former Seven Sisters still have the same panache that he once did?
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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If she wanted to why not?

And yes, they still have a good reputation.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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I thought Wellesley would be great for my daughter.
But, she liked hanging out with boys and went to Columbia instead.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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I don't think I'd encourage it or discourage it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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All girls or all boys (are there all boys schools?) isn't in the top ten things I factor regarding where I'd want them to go.

Things such as:

  • Where she wants to go (I have four daughters, oldest 14)
  • Cost (factoring scholarships, student loans, cost of tuition, cost of housing, tax considerations)
  • Major
  • Location (close to our home for weekend visits for example)
  • Climate
  • Academic reputation
  • Conveniences (need for a car, student housing, bicycle friendly, shopping, etc)
  • Amenities (beach, fitness center, nearby parks, places to hike, cycle)
  • Opportunities to socialize (college town, theaters, restaurants,
  • Opportunities for extracurricular activities (sports, club sports, clubs, career clubs)
  • Relationship with industry/future employers/co-ops/partnerships/mentoring/summer jobs


Is an all girls school considered 100% co-ed?
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Would I WANT that?
I don't care either way.

What matters is what the girl wants... and if an all-girl school meets all her needs regarding academics, cost, etc.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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If I had a daughter I would not care whether she went to an all women or coed school. That would be a decision I would leave to my child. The seven sisters are still considered very prestigious schools.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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All girls or all boys (are there all boys schools?) isn't in the top ten things I factor regarding where I'd want them to go.

Things such as:

  • Where she wants to go (I have four daughters, oldest 14)
  • Cost (factoring scholarships, student loans, cost of tuition, cost of housing, tax considerations)
  • Major
  • Location (close to our home for weekend visits for example)
  • Climate
  • Academic reputation
  • Conveniences (need for a car, student housing, bicycle friendly, shopping, etc)
  • Amenities (beach, fitness center, nearby parks, places to hike, cycle)
  • Opportunities to socialize (college town, theaters, restaurants,
  • Opportunities for extracurricular activities (sports, club sports, clubs, career clubs)
  • Relationship with industry/future employers/co-ops/partnerships/mentoring/summer jobs


Is an all girls school considered 100% co-ed?
An all girls school by definition would be 0% co-educational
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I had no interest and she has no interest. I am encouraging her to prepare for and apply to very competitive schools with a balanced student body.

I don't get the point of single sex education.

Personally, I don't think those schools - the former "Seven Sisters" have had the panache they once did for over 40 years. Some, like Vassar, have successfully transitioned to co-ed institutions.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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I went to an all girls college on purpose and have absolutely no regrets. I knew if I went to a co-ed school the likelihood I would focus on school and not boys/parties would be significantly less. If we wanted to see boys or go to parities there was a co-ed school nearby we could drive to easily. Sadly my alma mater is now co-ed.
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