Womens Christian College Chennai Admissions Essay

Flourishing programs in 80+ disciplines. A vibrant Christian mission. $50 million in new campus construction. A 2014 Division III national championship. 93% placement within 6 months of graduation. There’s never been a better time to consider Hope College.


Hope At-a-Glance

Let’s start by answering the question that brought you here – why Hope? As you may imagine, we’ve got many answers, but, for starters:

  • A friendly and welcoming community of 3,150 students and 358 professors
  • Recognized leadership in undergraduate research, scholarship and preparation for graduate school and the workplace
  • Masterful teachers and talented researchers engage students in small classes and one-on-one collaboration (11:1 student:faculty ratio)
  • 1,800+ internships and 300+ study abroad opportunities in over 60 countries provide a global perspective
  • 93% of graduates join the workforce or enroll in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
  • A vibrant Christian character with many opportunities to grow spiritually, yet very few requirements
  • 80+ engaging student groups are marked by tradition, service and enthusiasm
  • NCAA Division III athletics overflow with true student-athletes and exceptional support from the campus and Holland communities
  • Holland is a beautiful college town – our award-winning downtown is just blocks from campus, and stunning Lake Michigan beaches are just a 10-minute drive from Hope

Hungry for more? Let’s answer the big question… why Hope?

Admissions At-a-Glance

Costs & Financial Aid

Our 2018–19 costs for tuition, room and board total $44,320. We offer academic scholarships ranging from $3,000–$20,000 per year, as well as Distinguished Artist Awards for music, art, dance, theatre and creative writing. 95% of Hope students receive merit and/or need-based financial aid.

Apply for Admission

You’ll apply to Hope College using the Common Application. If your application is complete by November 1 in your senior year, you’ll hear back from us the week of Thanksgiving. After November 1 we move to rolling admission.

Schedule a Campus Visit

We host many prospective students and their families on scheduled Visit Days and can arrange personalized individual visits and overnight stays on campus as well. We also host a number of special visit experiences throughout the year. Learn more.

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Women's Christian College, or WCC, is an interdenominational women's college on College Road, Nungambakkam, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,


The Women's Christian College was founded in 1915 with 41 students and 7 faculty members, as a result of the joint venture of 12 missionary societies of interdenominational and international nature located in England, in Canada and in U.S.A., with a mission to provide higher education to women of India in liberal arts and sciences. It was affiliated to the University of Madras and was given recognition as an autonomous college in 1982. At present it is a government aided minority institution. It has grown to a strength of over a 2712 students and 141 members of faculty in the aided and self-financing sections.

India's first female political prisoner and freedom fighter Rukmani Lakshmipathy was a student of the first batch.

It has been autonomous since 1982, but is affiliated with the University of Madras.[2][3]


  • Lilian Jasper, 2017-
  • Ridling Margaret Waller, 2006–2017
  • Rita Jacob Cherian, 2003–2006
  • Glory Christopher, 1998–2003
  • Kanmani Christian, 1994–1998
  • Indrani Michael, 1981–1994
  • Renuka Somasekhar, 1971–1981
  • Anna T. Zachariah, 1965–1971
  • Renuka Mukerji, 1956–1965
  • Eleanor D. Mason, 1950–1956
  • Elizabeth George, 1947–1950
  • Eleanor Rivett, 1938–1947
  • Eleanor McDougall, 1915–1938

Sister college[edit]

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, U.S., has been WCC's sister college since 1920.[4] Both WCC's Mount Holyoke Culturals[5] and Mount Holyoke Hostel (dormitory) refer to this.


WCC received an "A" grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission in May, 2005.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Shoba Narayan, Journalist
  • Latika Saran, former Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai
  • Heera Rajagopal, Actress
  • Saranya Ponvannan, Actress
  • Andrea Jeremiah, Singer and Actress.
  • Regina Cassandra, Actress and Model.
  • Reshmi Menon, Actress.
  • Deeptha Chitrapu, Pilot[7]
  • Thangam Philip, Nutritionist and Padma Shri awardee[8]
  • M. Sarada Menon, Psychiatrist and Padma Bhushan awardee
  • Anaswara Kumar, Actress


  1. ^"Womens Christian College ‹ Lighted to Lighten". wcc.edu.in. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  2. ^"campus/pages/college/wcc_pro". learning.indiatimes.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  3. ^[1]
  4. ^"Women's Christian College papers, 1919-". asteria.fivecolleges.edu. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  5. ^"learning/campus/pages/college/wcc_res". etinvest.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  6. ^"www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2005052615660400.htm&date=2005/05/26/&prd=th&". hinduonnet.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  7. ^"alumni/alumni_distinguished". wcc.edu.in. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  8. ^"Padmashree Thangam E. Philip". Kerala Tourism, Government of Kerala. 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 

External links[edit]

College name in Tamil at the entrance

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