The Douglass Difference

At Douglass, we cultivate academic and career skills that empower women and prepare them to excel in the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Through extensive mentoring, research, academic opportunities, and our vibrant living-learning communities, students find their voice and passions.

Douglass has made sure that women succeed.

We call it the Douglass Difference.

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The Douglass Difference in Academics

Douglass provides an intellectual community to inspire women to learn, lead, and live with conviction, creativity, and critical thinking. Three pillars support Douglass’s Office of Academic Programs: research, service, and the arts. Students discover their place in the world through experiences inside and outside the classroom.  


The Douglass Difference in STEM

Douglass enriches the next generation of women in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our students benefit from The Douglass Project, a powerful set of enrichment programs that includes funded research, tutoring, STEM networking with professionals, connections to industry, and mentoring. Learn more about our programs for women in STEM.


The Douglass Difference in Careers

A long-time corporate recruiter interviewed four of our graduates and said of them “All of these young women possess skills employers are demanding today: written and oral communication; decision-making; critical-thinking; [and] analytical, interpersonal, and research skills.”

Douglass empowers young women to pursue the careers they want.

The BOLD Center at Douglass acts as a critical bridge between academic life and professional development. Workshops offered by BOLD throughout the year, on topics such as public speaking, resume writing and networking, build confidence and strengthen the skills for professional and leadership development. Extensive mentoring – by peers, staff, alumnae and from the corporate world – provides guidance and helps students’ success.