28 February 2020

Colleges Where Female Applicants Have an Edge

Posted in Your College List


QUESTION: what happens when a college wants a 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 48 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 Connecticut College, the College of Charleston, Franklin & Marshall, Kenyon and Lafayette College.    

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 Where Female Applicants Have an Edge

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InstitutionStateAdmit Rate (Female)Admit Rate (Male)Female AdvantageSAT Mid 50ACT Mid 50Link to school
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringMA32103.20x1450-154034-35
Harvey Mudd CollegeCA2492.67x1490-155033-35
California Institute of TechnologyCA1152.20x1530-157035-36
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPA21121.75x1460-156033-35
University of California - MercedCA91571.60x980-118017-22
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMA63441.43x1320-145029-33
Colorado School of MinesCO67471.43x1260-145027-33
St. Lawrence UniversityNY49361.36x1160-135024-30
Connecticut CollegeCT42311.35x1310-145030-33
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis ObispoCA35261.35x1240-143026-32
Cornell UniversityNY1291.33x1420-154032-35
College of the AtlanticME73561.30x1210-140030-33
San Jose State UniversityCA62481.29x1040-126019-26
State University of New York - CortlandNY49381.29x1060-120022-25
Purdue UniversityIN67521.29x1190-139025-32
California State Polytechnic University - PomonaCA63491.29x1020-126019-27
Lafayette CollegePA36281.29x1280-143028-33
Salisbury UniversityMD68541.26x1150-128020-25
Franklin and MarshallPA39311.26x1260-144028-32
Stanford UniversityCA541.25x1440-155032-35
University of Illinois - Urbana ChampaignIL70561.25x1280-149027-33
Wagner CollegeNY76611.25x1070-127022-28
Lehigh UniversityPA36291.24x1300-143029-33
Yeshiva UniversityNY67541.24x1140-140022-30
Stonehill CollegeMA76621.23x1130-130024-29
Beloit CollegeWI62511.22x1120-136021-29
Clark UniversityMA64531.21x1200-139028-31
City University of New York - City CollegeNY41341.21x950-119018-24
Rhodes CollegeTN48401.20x1250-140027-32
State University of New York - New PaltzNY48401.20x1090-128023-28
University of Texas - AustinTX42351.20x1170-141027-33
Bucknell UniversityPA37311.19x1280-141028-32
Kenyon CollegeOH37311.19x1270-146029-33
Earlham CollegeIN68571.19x1120-134023-30
Fresno State UniversityCA62521.19x910-111016-22
Saint Vincent CollegePA75631.19x1030-123018-26
University of Michigan - Ann ArborMI25211.19x1380-154030-34
Chatham UniversityPA65551.18x1050-127023-28
Southwestern UniversityTX52441.18x1150-131023-29
California State University - FullertonCA46391.18x1040-122019-24
State University of New York - OneontaNY60511.18x1060-119020-25
Allegheny CollegePA67571.18x1170-136024-30
Lawrence UniversityWI67571.18x1230-140025-32
Prairie View A&M UniversityTX78671.16x890-105016-21
Trinity CollegeCT36311.16x1300-146029-32
College of CharlestonSC82711.15x1090-126022-28
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkPA60521.15x1160-136025-30
Goucher CollegeMD84731.15x1040-129022-29