What it's like to go a women's college
I go to an all girls college in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. I like to think it makes my college experience "unique"
- •People have asked me if I have to wear a uniform to class.It's college, not a prep school.
- •People also always ask if all the professors are nuns.Actually, the most respected poetry professor is a sister, but other than that, no nun profs. They are all normal, PhD professors.
- •If there are ever college-aged boys on campus, they do get stared at.Especially in the dining hall or residence halls. There's even a twitter account that people submit pictures of boys on campus to to be posted.
- •I sometimes feel self-conscious eating in the dining hall.If all my friends have salads, I feel anxious having a slice of pizza. Are they silently judging me? Does my pizza make me less healthy?
- •Girls call the school "one big sorority."This does make me gag.
- •It helps me stand out in job interviews.HR people LOVE things like "I go to a women's college." It's unique and unexpected these days.
- •Nobody ever wears makeup to class.So much less pressure.
- •The school may be Catholic, but it's extremely liberal.Gender studies is one of the most popular majors, and most consider themselves feminists. Giving women a voice and fighting for equality are strong points in the schools mission, and everyone is required to take a course entitled "women's voices."
- •Everyone is extremely friendly, confident, and open.We really are all like sisters.