Women Make Up Majority of First-Year Students at Most Flagship State Universities

A survey conducted by the Scripps Howard Foundation found that 35 of the nation’s 50 flagship state universities had more female applicants in 2010 than male applicants. Forty-two of the 50 flagship universities accepted women at a higher rate than men.

The study found that 27 of the 50 flagship educational institutions have admitted first-year classes that were majority female each year since 2005. Women have made up at least 57 percent of all applicants each year since 2005 at the flagship universities in Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota. This year, women make up 60 percent of the first-year class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the University of Georgia, women have been at least 60 percent of the entering class in four of the past five years.

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