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Where Did Kamala Harris and Other Influential Women Attend College?

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March is International Women's Month, thirty-one whole days dedicated to celebrating women's achievements, which makes it the perfect time to talk about how far women have come in higher ed, and to highlight where a few of the most influential women of 2021 went to college. It's been 180 years since 1840, when Catherine Brewer became the first woman in the United States to earn a college degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, an honor she owed in part to the fact that her last name began with B and diplomas were handed out in alphabetical order. Today, women make up 55 percent of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. As high school seniors all over the country wait with bated breath to hear back about admissions decisions, let's take a look at the schools that five of this year's most talked-about women chose for college.

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