Preparing for College

Girl Power at Engineering Schools

Question: Given good grades and test scores and active participation in several extracurriculars, is being a girl any advantage when applying to top engineering schools?

Being a girl should indeed give you an advantage at top engineering schools. For instance, for the fall of 2003, MIT had 10,549 applicants. Of these, only 2,898 were female. MIT accepted 29.3% of its female candidates but only 11.6 % of the males.

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