just wishful thinking?

<p>So 50% of stanford students end up majoring in engineering or the sciences. There must be SOME consideration of that in admissions then, right? Of the athletes, I think it's safe to assume that less than 50% of them will end up majoring in the sciences, making (possibly) academic competition more fierce for humanities majors. And then of those 50% in some sort of science related major, they need SOME gender balance, because if only 15% of those students were females then 85% of the humanities majors would be female! So for balance, they probably need at least like 35% of them to be female, to allow for only 65% of humanities majors being female. 35% of the 50% is about 18%. So by my logic, 18% of accepted students to Stanford would be females interested in math/science. So that would be a BIG help in admissions if you were a girl who wanted to major in math/physics/engineering/chem/and maybe even bio, right? I am (as many of you know) a girl who applied as a math or physics major, and I'm praying that that will help in the ridiculously competitive EA pool. Just wishful thinking? Or might I have a point?</p>

<p>I really hope so. That's sort of my case too.</p>

<p>How is it "sort of" your case?</p>

<p>hmm 18% is not that much help is it? I wonder what the actual stats is.</p>

<p>Well what percent of applicants are females with a strong interest in as well as a lot of talent in the sciences? I can't imagine it being much over 10% who really show that they could really excel at Stanford in math/science. Is that too conservative of an estimate? 10% would be roughly 1 in 5 female applicants, which to me sounds like a lot.</p>

<p>ohh it's just that I want to double major, one in humanities, one in science/eng</p>

<p>whoa double major in humanities AND science? that's going to be one heck of a work load since they have VERY few if any classes that are prereqs for both... but 18%, if they do it that way, would definitely help</p>

<p>as of now I don't know which one I want to do more, I just put both. I'll probably just focus on one eventually. Yeah I hope it's about 10% the Majors Survey in the other thread might help figure this out</p>

<p>If you are right, that's encouraging for me.</p>