Founded in 1833, Stephens College believes in providing bold, ambitious young women with the tools, knowledge and experiences they need to chase down their dreams. The College focuses on the creative arts and health sciences and emphasizes experiential learning, career preparation and leadership. The growing college town location provides a wealth of recreational and social opportunities while the tradition of the Ten Ideals encourages a culture of respect and responsibility.
Stephens is "blessed" to have an incredible teaching staff. "By creating an amazing and comfortable environment to learn in and ask questions we are set up to succeed in our futures," says a student. "They also make class time meaningful and always worth going." "You hit up your favorite professors… during their office hours and catch up with them the same way you caught up with your friends in the morning over coffee," says a student. All professors "make time to work with you on a personal level" both inside and outside of the classroom and "include lesson plans for every type of learner," taking time for the experts and the newbies no matter their skill level. Each student gets an adviser in their department who "attentive to their needs and goals," and the student body and staff "have amazing communication amongst each other" as well.
Most girls are committed to multiple clubs or sports, as "you'd have to go out of your way to not participate in something." Columbia itself is a great three college town filled with everything from "awesome food joints like Gumby's Pizza and Strange Donuts to art galleries, clubs/bars, Saturday college football games, arcades, geek/novelty stores, and much more." Students like to go out and shop, hit the bars (if they're of age), or just go hiking or exploring the local caves and trails surrounding the city.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security