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The 10 U.S. Colleges With The Smartest Women

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Women have recently started to outpace men in the graduation rate at the college level. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 61% of females earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution within six years compared to 56% of males.

But where is the cream of the crop? Where do the most intellectual women spend their collegiate years sharpening their minds and preparing to enter the work force? Fortunately, we have an answer.

The folks at Niche, specifically the College Prowler section, have set up an excellent system that allows users to sort and rank colleges by dozen of categories and subcategories, including Greek life, academics, athletics and more. So we decided to put the system to work and uncover the Top 10 U.S. Colleges with the Smartest Women, according to Niche users.

We've included the rankings for each college, along with the most useful comments from actual users, many of whom are or were students at each university. So without further ado, our first entry is...

10) University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Va.

Rating: 9.56/10

Undergraduates: 14,928

"You will find every type of guy and girl imaginable from the serious to the party frat, from the jock to the future internationally renown researcher, from the country boy to the future Wall Streeter." - College Freshman

"The guys and girls at UVa are fantastic. I've met some of my best friends, and most everyone here is smart, ambitious, and well-rounded. It's easy to find your niche in such a trusting and diverse community." - College Freshman

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