SAT Subject US History Practice Question 551: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 551

82. The first U.S. school where women and African Americans, as well as men, could earn a four-year college degree was

A. Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
B. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
C. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
D. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
E. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Correct Answer: A


Oberlin accepted female and black students in the 1830s. Bryn Mawr was not founded until the 1880s; the other three schools are older than Oberlin but did not welcome female students until well into the twentieth century.

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