Women's Education at UVA

<p>Graphic illustration from around the 1930s of a man tipping his hat to a woman wearing a cloche hat and oversized coat. In the background appears to be the Lawn or Rotunda</p>
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Though common perception holds that there were no women students at UVA before 1970, by the September 1970 arrival of the first fully co-ed class, over 15,000 women had already earned professional, graduate, or undergraduate degrees, and an equal or greater number had earned diplomas or certificates. This self-guided tour introduces some of the significant people, places, and moments in the sustained efforts to ensure women’s equal access to education at UVA.

For more information and a list of sources, see the History of Women at UVA.

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