Education: Situation Report

COLLEGE EDUCATION. In 1970 about the same number of girls (50.5% of the total) graduated from high school as boys, but fewer women than men enrolled in college (41% as compared with 59%). Among the reasons may be parental opposition or lack of interest or money, but another factor is college quotas. Stanford, for example, maintains a 60% male majority, while at Princeton the figure is three men to every woman. Such quotas in themselves ensure that women need higher grades than men to gain admission.

Women also get substantially less scholarship and financial aid—$518 annually on the average for women, $760...