Students: Cracking the Cloisters

After decades of single-sex living and learning, many of the top private campuses of the East have formally surrendered to coeducation. This fall Princeton has 151 girls, 101 of them freshmen and the rest transfer students from other colleges. Yale has accepted 588 women, including 230 freshmen. Vassar College boasts 91 new male undergraduates. Bennington College has taken in 33 men.

In addition, under the new Eleven-College Exchange Program, six Eastern men's colleges and five girls' colleges are swapping more than 200 students this year. While 59 girls attend Williams College, 28 Williams...

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