When it comes to choosing a college, today’s teenagers consider much more than just academics.
Few would doubt that these numbers seriously underestimate how often sexual assault happens in college.
But when women are in oversupply—as they are today at most U. colleges and universities—men play the field and women are more likely to be treated as sex objects.
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.
Housed in a former Elks lodge in downtown Ithaca, New York, the newsroom seems a throwback, paneled in dark wood with wall sconces and a fireplace at one end.
There are bound copies of back issues dating from the 1880s and dusty records in file cabinets.
And, no, it’s not the mostly male colleges where the hookup culture reigns supreme. Because the way today’s heterosexual college students describe sex and dating at their own schools matches up with the scholarly research on gender ratios and how they affect behavior.