28 February 2020

Colleges Where Male Applicants Have an Edge

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QUESTION: what happens when a college wants a balanced class but has to draw on a much smaller male applicant pool?

ANSWER: higher admission rates for guys!

We looked at several popular coed institutions and searched for places where there was a 15% or greater admission rate advantage for male applicants.  The result: an intriguing list of 16 schools to consider.

The majority of the schools on the list are liberal arts colleges, but you'll also be surprised to see names like Wake Forest and the University of Miami.    

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 Male Applicants Have an Edge

College Kickstart LLC

InstitutionStateAdmit Rate (Male)Admit Rate (Female)Male AdvantageSAT Mid 50ACT Mid 50Link to school
Pomona College CA 9 6 1.50x 1390-1540 32-35
Vassar College NY 30 21 1.43x 1380-1500 31-34
Wesleyan University CT 20 14 1.43x 1320-1510 31-34
Pitzer College CA 17 12 1.42x 1350-1460 30-33
Middlebury College VT 18 13 1.38x 1390-1460 32-34
Bowdoin College ME 12 9 1.33x 1300-1510 30-34
College of William and Mary VA 43 34 1.26x 1320-1510 30-34
Point Loma Nazarene University CA 86 68 1.26x 1140-1300 24-29
Montana State University MT 92 73 1.26x 1110-1300 21-27
Swarthmore College PA 10 8 1.25x 1390-1530 31-35
Vanderbilt University TN 10 8 1.25x 1460-1560 33-35
Wake Forest University NC 33 27 1.22x 1310-1470 29-33
United States Air Force Academy CO 12 10 1.20x 1230-1430 28-33
Catawba College NC 54 46 1.17x 940-1110 17-23
Virginia Military Institute VA 61 52 1.17x 1110-1260 21-28
University of Miami FL 29 25 1.16x 1280-1420 29-32