Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Univ. of Florida Fall 2010:150 Women Per 100 Men

According to University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando, six out of 10 new UF students will be women in fall 2010, which is the largest gender gap favoring female students that UF has ever had. UF’s fall 2009 enrollment was 54% female and 46% male, according to the UF Office of Institutional Planning and Research.

UF is aware of the gap but not doing anything to balance the numbers, Orlando said. But he said the school isn’t discriminating against male applicants. “Boys wouldn’t be admitted because they’re boys,” he said. “Girls are being admitted because they are doing the things to be admitted and boys aren’t.”


MP: Can they really still call it the "freshman" class?

8 Comments:

At 3/30/2010 3:40 PM, Anonymous Benny The Man said...

Oh, to be young again. I would go to Florida.

I think the ratio was reversed in my day.

 
At 3/30/2010 3:42 PM, Anonymous matt b said...

Steve Orlando?

University of Florida?

Too much.

 
At 3/30/2010 6:39 PM, Blogger Marko said...

“Girls are being admitted because they are doing the things to be admitted and boys aren’t.”

Is this like the academic version of the casting couch?

 
At 3/30/2010 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Gators!

 
At 3/30/2010 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Gators!

 
At 3/30/2010 7:43 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> UF is aware of the gap but not doing anything to balance the numbers, Orlando said. But he said the school isn’t discriminating against male applicants. “Boys wouldn’t be admitted because they’re boys,” he said. “Girls are being admitted because they are doing the things to be admitted and boys aren’t.”

Within limits, this might be taken seriously, but, if it were reversed, there would be a major push on the part of UF to recruit females applicants. That there is not is a clear example of not only educational bias on the part of the administration, but one which is ILLEGAL under the state Constitution, which, unlike the national one, DOES include an "equal rights clause".

There's a significant and precedent setting class-action suit waiting to be filed here.

 
At 3/30/2010 8:22 PM, Anonymous Lyle said...

If as I suspect this is due to test scores and class ranking its not illegal. As noted elsewhere this is a world wide occurrence even in Iran the Universities are 60% women and one can not accuse the iranian government of a pro female bias.
Somehow boys have decided that there are other routes to success than academics, but this does say as I suspect that in 30 years women will run much of the world.
Given how things are they likely will not do a lot worse.

 
At 3/30/2010 10:25 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


“Boys wouldn’t be admitted because they’re boys,” he said. “Girls are being admitted because they are doing the things to be admitted and boys aren’t.”

...none of which have anything to do with any academics. Perhaps Affirmative Action should be allowed to work for the men this time around.

 

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