Female alumni refer to graduates of a school who are female. Some noteworthy graduates of U.S. schools include Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Granholm, Ashley Judd, and Natalie Portman. While the term "alumni" can be used for any level of education, it is most often associated with post-secondary education.
Certain schools are known for producing many high-profile female graduates. Harvard University, one of the most respected U.S. universities, has produced several notable female alumni, including Jennifer Granholm, Ashley Judd, and Natalie Portman. Granholm is famous for becoming the first female governor of Michigan. Both Judd and Portman are famous actresses.
Another Ivy League school, Yale, has also produced some famous female alumni. Hillary Clinton is a graduate of their renowned law school. Other female graduates of Yale include the following actresses: Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Claire Danes.
Not all famous female alumni are from the Ivy League. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a graduate of the University of Denver and the University of Notre Dame.
While the timing for women in post-secondary schools varies by the school and region, women began attending colleges and universities in the 19th century. For example, women began attending Yale in 1869.