22 July 2015

Colleges Where Female Applicants Have an Edge

Posted in Your College List


Question: what happens when a college wants an balanced class but has a much smaller female applicant pool to draw on?

Answer: higher admission rates for females!

Like our previous post, we looked at several popular coed institutions and searched for places where there was a 15% or greater admission rate advantage, this time for women.  The result: a list of 37 schools for qualified applicants to consider.

The list is dominated by institutions strong in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but you'll also find some unexpected names like Boston University, American University, Clark University, Connecticut College and the University of Oregon.    

To help you categorize schools into safeties, targets and reaches, we've included admission rates, mid-50th percentile SAT and ACT scores.  We've also provided links to each school's website to help you explore fit.  

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Colleges with Better Admission Odds for Gals

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InstitutionAdmit Rate (Female)Admit Rate (Male)Female AdvantageSAT Mid 50ACT Mid 50Link to school
California Institute of Technology1662.67x1500-160034-35
Harvey Mudd College23102.30x1418-157033-35
Georgia Institute of Technology41301.37x1310-149030-33
Worcester Polytechnic Institute54401.35x1240-141028-32
Cornell University16121.33x1330-151030-34
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo35271.30x1130-132025-30
Clark University60461.30x1108-133325-31
Carnegie Mellon University28221.27x1340-154030-34
University of Wisconsin - Madison56441.27x1200-141026-31
Colorado School of Mines43341.26x1230-140028-32
Lehigh University39311.26x1230-141028-32
Mount St. Marys University79631.25x810-102015-21
Brigham Young University - Provo51411.24x1150-137027-31
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology69561.23x1190-140027-32
Lafayette College33271.22x1200-140027-31
University of California - Davis44361.22x1080-135025-31
Virginia Military Institute52431.21x1070-125023-28
American University49411.20x1150-134026-30
DePauw University61511.20x1090-130025-29
Earlham College70591.19x1150-137025-31
James Madison University70591.19x1050-123025-27
University of Texas - Austin43361.19x1170-139026-31
Connecticut College40341.18x1250-141028-31
Lewis and Clark College71601.18x1190-135027-31
Purdue University65551.18x1080-133025-30
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona56481.17x920-119020-26
Sewanee: The University of the South69591.17x1130-136026-30
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor35301.17x1280-148029-33
Boston University37321.16x1190-141027-31
Lawrence University78671.16x1140-141025-31
St. Lawrence University51441.16x1110-129025-29
University of Oregon80691.16x990-123022-27
Colby College30261.15x1230-143028-32
Hampshire College70611.15x1110-136025-30
Saint Olaf College54471.15x1160-138026-32
University of California - Santa Barbara39341.15x1120-138024-30