Local Hudson Valley academic institution, Vassar College has done it again. They are getting recognition from College Choice, the leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, in their new report which ranks the 50 best Women's Studies programs.

The schools are on the list based on student satisfaction rates, retention rates, affordability, academic reputation, and financial aid available to those with a major of Women's Studies.

The complete list in alphabetical order:

  • Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • Barnard College, New York, NY
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Haverford College, Haverford, PA
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • Macalester College, St Paul, MN
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • University of California Davis, Davis, CA
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Washington University St Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT