Women to Men Ratio in College

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Yangzong Guo Women these days are stepping up to the plate when it comes to getting an education. Back then, men were considered the bread winners, and women the bread cookers. However, women have not only quashed this social stereotype, but have surpassed the standards of which people considered women, “sexually equal”. College is a great place to showcase the extent of how far women have come since the past centuries. People probably won’t see women taking over the world anytime soon, but they will see a dramatic increase of women in college. Currently, the ratio of women to men in American colleges is 57:43, according to USA Today. These numbers are a reversal from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, when men had vastly outnumbered women. National statistics forecast a continued decline of men in college. Many are not sure as to whether this should be a cause for celebration – or for concern. Many of the schools from the UC system have a wide gap between the numbers of men to women on campus. In 2008, UCLA………………need statistics………………. Many of the schools in the east, such as NYU and are also under the same predicament, with most of the campuses having a greater ratio of women to men. In Vassar College, a liberal arts school in New York, women outnumber men by a shocking 3 to 2 ratio. This statistic of Vassar College has people questioning: Did the men go there to study or to get with women? Boys and girls are different, especially in terms of behavior and development. Boys generally take longer to mature, and tend to misbehave during their elementary, middle, and high school years. Kimberly Tsaousis, a college prep adviser, says “Girls are way more likely to just pay attention.” Girls also spend more time doing homework than boys. These behavior factors can all be attributed to the
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