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7 Historic Liberal Arts Colleges in the US

There was a time in the history of the United States when Ivy League education was reserved for men. With the rise of feminism, enabling women to attend quality institutions became important. Thus, seven liberal arts colleges for women were founded in the late nineteenth century.
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Radcliffe College

Established: 1879

Radcliffe College was a private women's college situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On October 1, 1999, Radcliffe College stopped admitting undergraduate students, and officially merged with Harvard College to form the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Radcliffe was particularly known for its intellectual student body. Several artists such as Josephine Hull (Oscar-winning stage and film actress) and Bonnie Raitt (American blues musician) are Radcliffe alumni.

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