It is probably harder for girls to get into HYPSM if you look purely at grades.
Schools still seem predisposed to favor boys in math and science over girls prior to college.
I haven't read the whole thread but did anyone mention the article by a Kenyon adcom titled "To all the girls I've rejected"?.... It seems that LAC's and art schools are easier for men to get into because they have a much higher number of female applicants
For some scores there may be ~30% more boys, but overall, the discrepancy is not as huge as others are making it out to be.
Despite the fact that 15.1% more females than males take the SAT, there are 27.4% more males who score 2300+. That is significant
Despite the fact that 15.1% more females than males take the SAT, there are 27.4% more males who score 2300+. That is significant.
But facts are facts. 10,970 boys apply to MIT and 4,693 girls. 8% of the boys gain admittance, versus 17% of the girls.
I wholly agree with midatlmom. This is pretty strong evidence that shows females have the upper edge when it comes to applying to engineering schools/programs like MIT, Caltech, and Cornell. These colleges clearly attempt to keep the gender ratio the same.