"Of the 10 most diverse liberal arts colleges on this list, five of them are all women’s colleges (Agnes Scott, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Smith, and Mount Holyoke). This trend may seem surprising, but it is supported by these school’s founding ideologies. Women’s colleges were created to educate people excluded from the ivory tower, and although this initially meant women, administrators applied the same inclusive attitude to admitting minorities."
Priceonomics recently ranked the nation's colleges and universities by race/ethnicity, using data from the Department of Education and from BestColleges.com and found that women's colleges are among the most diverse in "standout liberal arts colleges." Mount Holyoke ranked 10 on the list.