This article, written by a student who attended Mt. Holyoke College, speaks to the relevance of women's colleges in today's world.

O'Leary declares that attending a women's college was beneficial for her in ways she didn't even imagine when she chose Mt. Holyoke. She discusses how "living and learning in a female-dominated environment" gave her confidence, and overall a new frame of mind. Mt. Holyoke taught her how to relate everything to the experience of women.

Perhaps her most powerful words are the ones with which she concludes her article:

“Never again will I allow my gender to come before me, after me, or without me. Living and working in an environment where female is the norm and male is unusual, and where women have all the privilege traditionally held by men, I have learned to fully inhabit my gender.”