Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

yesRecently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2020. Some of these institutions have become extremely selective, accepting between 5 and 10 percent of all applicants. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Emory University in Atlanta reported the largest gender gap among highly selective universities reporting acceptance data by sex. Women are 59 percent of all students accepted for admission this year. This is up from 57 percent a year ago.

At Harvard University, 2,037 applicants were accepted from a record high pool of 39,041 students. Women are 48.4 percent of all students admitted, slightly higher than in 2015.

Tufts University in Massachusetts accepted 14 percent of all applicants, the lowest rate in its history. Women are 51 percent of all accepted students.

Princeton University offered admission to 1,894 students out of 29,303 applicants. Thus, only 6.46 percent of all applicants were accepted. Of these, 49.5 percent are women.

At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 52 percent of the 3,098 admitted students are women.

At Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, 623 women and 583 men were accepted for admission. Thus, women make up 51.7 percent of all accepted students.

At Pomona College in Claremont, California, accepted students were evenly divided between men and women.

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