Campus life college dating
“Sometimes it feels like you can have anyone you want.” If you think colleges like Sarah Lawrence or NYU are outliers, think again.
In the appendix of DATE-ONOMICS, I include a table that ranks 35 major public and private colleges by their gender ratios and pairs that data with students’ own descriptions of dating at their schools.
In 2013, the gender ratio among that year’s college graduates was , women to men. With girls continuing to outpace boys in school and young women continuing to attend college in ever-greater numbers, the U. Department of Education now expects the ratio to approach three women for every two men by 2023.
Here’s what had to say Georgia Tech, which is 66% male: “Tech is a fairly monogamous campus [and] people like to be in a relationship.” At 59%-male California Institute of Technology, “Students tend not to date but have relationships…
Breakups are rare, and many couples get married after Cal Tech.” At Tufts University, “Halfway through sophomore year, people begin to pair off and generally stay paired off through junior and senior year.” Even at schools that are majority female, the dating scene is tamer when the gender gap is smaller.
There are girls to go around, and around again,” according to Niche.
At 63%-female James Madison University, the “deficiency of guys creates a scene that tends to embrace random hookups.” Even at Baylor University—a Baptist university steeped in Christian values—Baylor’s ratio of three women for every two men has a huge impact on college dating.