Pine Manor College: A Great Women’s College You Might Not Know

Barry Lenson

Pine Manor CollegeIf you’re sold on the idea of going to a women’s college, you’ve probably been looking at a small number of schools that are well known for excellence in women’s education. In the Northeast, there are Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Wellesley, and a few more. Down South, there are Agnes Scott, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, and Sweet Briar.

We urge you to take a close look at Pine Manor College too. It’s a well-respected women’s college located outside of Boston in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Why Pine Manor? 

For years, women have sought out women’s colleges for some very specific reasons. Some of those colleges, like Wellesley, have done a stellar job of preparing women for leadership in science and politics. Others, like Agnes Scott, are respected for training students to excel in public health and related fields. And all women’s schools offer the special atmosphere that is unique to single-sex education.

Pine Manor recently has been cited by US News for excellence, and ranked among its Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Here are some of the reasons why . . .

  • An excellent student experience. About 300 women attend Pine Manor. The student-faculty ratio is a low 9:1. More than 92% of classes have fewer than 20 students. That could help explain why more than 60% of all first-year students return to continue their studies.
  • A welcoming admissions process. Pine Manor offers rolling admissions, which means that you can apply when you want to, at any time. (Remember, however, that Pine Manor observes a traditional two-semester schedule, so you might not be able to start attending as soon as you are admitted.)
  • Generous financial aid. More than 87% of Pine Manor students apply for financial aid . . . and 85% of those applicants receive some form of assistance. According to US News, the college is able to meet 70% of students’ total financial need through various sources of funding.
  • The option of admission through the StraighterLine Partner College program.  After you have completed courses at StraighterLine, you can transfer the credits you have earned directly to Pine Manor College and begin studying there. Call a StraighterLine student advisor at (877)787-8375 to learn more.

Is Pine Manor the Women’s College for You?

Be sure to visit Pine Manor’s website to learn more. Check out the college’s StraighterLine Partner College page too. If you’ve been considering attending an all-women’s college, Pine Manor College could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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