The all-women's advantage
Mount Mary women graduate with more than just powerful degrees.
Here, you'll develop the confidence and skillsets to create a more meaningful life, and to actively live out your education.
Your Mount Mary professors and classmates will lift you up and celebrate your ambitions. You’ll be able to develop your ideas, identity and confidence in a uniquely empowering environment that's only possible at a women's college.
Six reasons to choose a women's university
1. Students develop higher levels of self-esteem and confidence.
“When I’m in classroom discussions I definitely take more of a lead than I have in the past. That really speaks to my comfortability and how supportive my classmates are.”
Emily Blazer ’24, English Education
2. A focus on women empowerment and social justice.
Getting more than just an education, the social justice focus of women’s universities prepares students to confront real issues, during college and post-graduation.
“Students Achieving Leadership through Spanish Activities (SALSA) is one of the groups on campus that really goes out of its way to make positive change in the community. They fight for Black Lives Matter, deportation issues - there isn’t a social justice issue that they won’t stand up for or address.”
Taylor Robinson ’23, Psychology
3. A unique student population.
Source: Collegewise Guide to Women’s Colleges (Feb. 2021)
“I love learning more about other students’ cultures and backgrounds - it helps me realize more about myself as well. Being surrounded by diverse opinions has helped me open my mindset and build respect for everyone else.”
Jaqui Reyes ‘22 Biology - Health Sciences
4. Smaller class size means greater access to professors.
“Because of Mount Mary’s smaller class sizes I don’t feel anxious asking questions or speaking up. It’s very comforting, especially in the science classroom environment.”
Kara Speakman ’23, Biology - Health Sciences
5. Greater emphasis on math and science.
“Each of my science classes offers an opportunity for hands-on learning. It’s been cool to learn how complex the human body is by working with live dissection software and life-size body models."
Yesenia Mata ’22, Nursing 1-2-1
6. Female leadership is visible and fostered .
Mount Mary University President, Dr. Isabelle Cherney, leads a full-time female faculty of nearly 90%, creating a noticeable female force on campus. MMU students have numerous opportunities, including competitive scholarships, to pursue and develop leadership roles both in and out of the classroom.
“I’m a member of TriBeta, the vice-president of Asian Student Organization, and last year I co-founded a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on campus. If I had chosen a bigger, coed university I feel like I certainly wouldn’t have accomplished as much in or outside of class. Coming here has been a great blessing.”
Trisha Xiong ’22 Biology - Health Sciences
Famous Graduates of All-Women's Universities
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