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Radcliffe College

Former women's college in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Radcliffe College was a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and functioned as the female coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College. It was one of the Seven Sisters colleges and held the popular reputation of having a particularly intellectual, literary, and independent-minded female student body. Radcliffe conferred Radcliffe College diplomas to undergraduates and graduate students for approximately the first 70 years of its history and then joint Harvard-Radcliffe diplomas to undergraduates beginning in 1963. A formal "non-merger merger" agreement with Harvard was signed in 1977, with full integration with Harvard completed in 1999. Today, within Harvard University, Radcliffe's former administrative campus is home to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and former Radcliffe housing at the Radcliffe Quadrangle has been incorporated into the Harvard College house system. Under the terms of the 1999 consolidation, the Radcliffe Yard and the Radcliffe Quadrangle retain the "Radcliffe" designation in perpetuity.

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What is Radcliffe College known for?

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Literature
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Anthropology
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Education
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Psychology
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History
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Biology
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Social Work
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Political Science
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Nursing
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Philosophy
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Criminal Justice
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Sociology
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Computer Science
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Religious Studies
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Physics
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Law
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Medical
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Mathematics
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Chemistry
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Communications
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Earth Sciences
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Economics
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Business
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Engineering

Influential People

Who are Radcliffe College's Most influential alumni?

Radcliffe College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Anthropology, and Education. Radcliffe College’s most academically influential people include Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Gertrude Stein.

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood

Canadian writer

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Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin

American fantasy and science fiction author

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Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein

American writer and poet

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Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich

American poet, essayist and feminist

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Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger

American Indologist

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Helen Keller
Helen Keller

U.S. author and political activist for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and antimilitarism; the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor's degree

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Amy Gutmann
Amy Gutmann

8th president of the University of Pennsylvania

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Tanya Luhrmann

American anthropologist

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Leda Cosmides

American psychologist

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Margaret W. Rossiter

American historian

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Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin
Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin

British-born American astronomer

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Helen Sawyer Hogg
Helen Sawyer Hogg

Astronomer

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