Education: Fall Openings: 1944

"The Government has the boys. Families have college money for the girls." In these two sentences Barnard's Dean Virginia E. Gildersleeve explained why U.S. girls are going to college this fall in record-breaking numbers.

In the Midwest:

¶ At the University of Wisconsin, women's dormitories were full-up two weeks before the start of classes. Freshman girls will outnumber freshman boys by 9-to-1.

¶ Minnesota's Carleton College reported the same female preponderance.

¶ In Ohio State University's freshman class, 65% bigger than last year, the ratio will be one boy to four girls.

In the East:

¶ Mount Holyoke admitted the largest freshman class (380)...

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