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Admittedly Unequal

Many colleges are rejecting women at rates drastically higher than those for men, although engineering is the exception. To keep the student body of a university equal between men and women is very difficult.  Maintaining that equilibrium, however, has in the past few years meant rejecting many more female applicants than male ones.

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Women have the edge in male-dominated fields, and may yield better scholarships.  Men have a general advantage in college admission, and may be admitted more readily.  This article recommends that boys emphasize their masculinity and girls consider an engineering major.

You can read more about it in US News and World Report.

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Guest - J W on Friday, 15 January 2010 05:23

Hmmm... I wonder if Midway College in Kentucky and Lake Erie College in Ohio are biased in the opposite way for admission to their equine studies programs :-) Midway certainly is because it's women-only for that program :-)

Hmmm... I wonder if Midway College in Kentucky and Lake Erie College in Ohio are biased in the opposite way for admission to their equine studies programs :-) Midway certainly is because it's women-only for that program :-)
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