Douglass Today

At Douglass Residential College, women go above and beyond. As a specialized women’s educational community devoted to students’ success, Douglass aims to advance achievement, career preparation and leadership skills. In addition to a strong focus on women in the sciences and on global education, the unique community and programs at Douglass prepare students to excel in college, in their future careers, and as life - long learners.

Douglass women may be enrolled in any of the Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate schools and pursue any major of interest. Regardless of major or affiliation with the degree-granting schools, Douglass women benefit from our unique curriculum designed to help them achieve success while at Rutgers and beyond.

Douglass women may be residential or commuting students, of traditional or non-traditional college age, and of all class years. 

Douglass at Rutgers: The Best of Both Worlds

Douglass provides its exceptional programs alongside the array of academic resources found at Rutgers. Offering over 100 majors and home to world-class departments and schools, Rutgers offers an education that is truly unparalleled. Rutgers is home to top departments in chemistry, dance, sociology, women’s and gender studies, and philosophy. Many exceptional schools are  found at Rutgers, such as Arts and Sciences, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Mason Gross School of the Arts. Rutgers also features the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the Aresty Research Center, a superb honors program, and cutting edge international programs. As a part of both the Douglass and Rutgers communities, Douglass women experience the unique benefits of both a large public research university and a small college: the best of both worlds.

Top Reasons to Choose a Women’s College

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what it’s like to attend a women’s college. So get the facts from two exceedingly proud women’s college graduates. Why a Women's College? is a guide for high school studenst to help them figure out if a women’s college is the right fit for them. And, if so, how they can tailor their applications to single-sex institutions. It starts by describing what a women’s college is and how to tell if you’re a good match for this particular educational environment. It also explains the pretty remarkable byproducts that are frequently correlated with attending a women’s college. And after that, it talks about the myths and stereotypes that are most often associated with single-sex colleges. Learn about the full range of post-secondary options available so that you ultimately apply to colleges that you really want to attend. Learn more.