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Men’s Colleges and Universities

Men's colleges in the United States are primarily undergraduate, bachelor's degree-granting higher education institutions that exclusively admit men.

The most noted men's colleges are traditional liberal arts colleges, though the majority are institutions of learning for those preparing for religious vocations or military service.

While historically most colleges and universities were gender-exclusive in admitting only males, today only a small subset of higher education institutions are deemed All Men’s Colleges.



All Men's Colleges and Universities:

In the United States, co-gendered education did not become the college standard until the 1960s and 1970s. In the prior century, the majority of private colleges and universities across the country were gender-segregated, consisting of either all men or all women.

Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis were two of the first men's colleges to begin admitting women, doing so in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Also of note is Wesleyan University, which began to admit women in 1872 but ultimately abandoned the practice in 1912 due to strong social pressures.

Today there are a series of All Men's Colleges that maintain the historic commitment to gender-based education. Most of these schools offer wide ranging education in the liberal arts and sciences with no academic distinctions from the main-stream dual-gendered colleges and universities.


Recent News about All Men's Colleges:

For many prospective students, an all men's college or university can offer a comfortable learning environment and more casual college experience. Studying in classes with fellow males can encourage an education environment more conducive to genuine learning and truthful conversation.

In many instances today, all men's colleges and universities have a strong religious affiliation or military-based mission. In other common situations, some universities choose to separate their undergraduate students into individual, gender-conscious colleges.

At any rate, All Men's Schools can offer prospective students a unique college experience that is worthy of consideration in the college-selection process.

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