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I am delighted to welcome you to the website for The Women's College!
Our College is committed to shaping the women leaders of the future and we offer a vibrant, friendly and stimulating residential environment for 280 women students who are studying at the University of Sydney.
The Women's College is located within beautiful grounds at the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney and it is historically significant as the first residential, university college for women in Australia. The College's establishment was facilitated by the commitment of the University, in 1881, to enable women to study "in complete equality with men". The first of our buildings was opened in 1894; it housed 26 students. Subsequent building and refurbishment programs have ensured our expansion as well as the creation of a comfortable, well-appointed residential environment. In 2005, the College was listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.
The contemporary College community is non-denominational and diverse. It consists of young women from a range of backgrounds and places, including country New South Wales, other Australian States and overseas locations. Our students are studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the gamut of courses offered by the University of Sydney from Arts, Commerce, and Law to Engineering, Architecture Design, Science, Medicine and many other disciplines.
The College is proud of its tradition of academic excellence and its role in shaping future women leaders. Students are encouraged to meet high academic standards and the College nurtures intellectual endeavour through its various academic programs and the strong connections it maintains with past students who have achieved leadership roles nationally and internationally.
Of course, College life is not simply about study! A plethora of sporting, cultural and social activities are available across the academic year both within the College and as part of inter-college interaction. Engagement with these exciting opportunities enriches our students' experiences and contributes to the maintenance of our lively community.
The College is constituted under an Act of the NSW Parliament (1902). Our governing body, The Women's College Council, has oversight of the College's management.
Please enjoy browsing the website and do contact us if you would like further details.
Dr Amanda Bell
The College is constituted under an Act of the NSW Parliament (1902). Its governing body, the Women's College Council, is responsible for overall management. Situated on the University of Sydney campus, the College provides accommodation for 250 undergraduate, and 30 postgraduate women scholars.