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Women mark enrollment milestone at Cornell Engineering

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The Cornell University College of Engineering says it now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2018 12:06 PM

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - The Cornell University College of Engineering says it now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men.

The college says it reached the milestone with the arrival of the Class of 2022 amid increased outreach. Cornell Engineering now has 1,556 female undergraduates and 1,567 male undergraduates.

Women actually outnumber men in the incoming class, 412 to 366.

Nationwide, women represent less than a quarter of undergraduate engineering majors.

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