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Founded upon the conviction that "the well-being of any country depends much upon the culture of her women," Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) has been a pioneer in women’s education since 1889. The college is committed to developing adaptable leaders who are equipped with the creativity, character, knowledge and perspective to transform the world around them.

Converse offers a liberal arts undergraduate education within a residential environment, complimented by innovative programs for graduate and advanced study. Students develop their unique voices through a challenging liberal arts curriculum, century-old honor tradition, and Daniels Center for Leadership and Service.

Converse’s close-knit residential community cultivates a spirit of sisterhood and enterprise among women diverse of backgrounds and interests. The Nisbet Honors Program, Petrie School of Music, independent and collaborative research opportunities, leading national debate teams, study abroad and internship programs, and a 9:1 student/faculty ratio differentiate the Converse learning community.

Converse competes in NCAA Division II athletics – the highest level of any women’s college. Converse is the only women’s college on the All-Steinway School roster and is consistently top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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