More women attend college than men. (Part of why we must now confront the “end of men” phenomenon.) At Penn (and a few other Ivies) the trend hasn’t caught on. This DP chart is confusing, but the bar on the left represents men.
Why might this be? “Graduate School of Education professor Peter Kuriloff attributes the disparity to probable systematic affirmative action towards men at most elite institutions and liberal arts schools,” even though the pools of women are stronger. Where most schools take what they can get, Ivies can afford to exclude better candidates in the name of gender balance, or “diversity” even. [Daily Pennsylvanian]