lack of girls in tech schools

Kirika's picture

I know I don't post here very often but I'm having a bit of a problem right now. It's coming to the time where I need to have my college list done so that we can go visit them, but I want to be an engineer. The ratio of girls at any of the top engineering is somewhere between 18-30%. I need to find a school where the ratios are at least a little bit more balenced because I know my social life is going to curl up in a little ball and die if I have to live for 4 years surrounded by nothing but guys. I mean I have nothing against them, but I need someone to be girly with, not to mention the fact that there most likly won't be many dating opportunities with those kind of ratios. I'm looking at small schools so the lack of girls is really pronounced. I went to visit the Illinois Institute of Technology and while I was walking on the tout one of the students actually yelled 'yay a girl' at the top of their lungs. IT really makes you wonder why there are so few women in the technical professions. Anyway If any of you know of any good engineering schools that are a bit more balanced I would really like to hear from you.

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Sunny Rays's picture

I don't know any but I wish y

I don't know any but I wish you the best of luck finding one.

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helen's picture

ME TOO! That's actually kinda

ME TOO! That's actually kinda funny, both my parents are engineers, and I want to be one too. My mom was the only female in her engineering year. I looked at the college I want to got ot (Oregon State University, in state tuition) and about 10 percent of the engineers are male. It's pathetic, but once u get to college remember that u don't have to always hang with the male engineering nerds, u just have to take classes with them. Good luck!

Adam A's picture

COME TO AUSTRALIA, BRISBANE,

COME TO AUSTRALIA, BRISBANE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND HAS HEAPS OF FEMALE ENGIRNEERS. ...I WANT TO GO TO PRISON
TAKE CARE
ADAM

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