Educational Outcomes Alumni Survey
Survey Results
03/07/96


DIFFERENCES BY GENDER

Generally, there are few differences by gender. Some of the more interesting differences are highlighted here.

As undergraduates, females were more likely than males to:

                                        
                                                        Female    Male
                                                        ------   -----
  • Use the library to study or do research 4.0 3.7
  • Write a term paper w/bibliography 3.7 3.3
  • Attend museums, concerts, exhibits 2.9 2.5
  • Volunteer for community service 2.3 1.9
  • Know zero faculty members well enough to ask for a letter of reference 17% 13%
  • As alumni, females are more likely than males to:

                                            
                                                            Female    Male
                                                            ------   -----
    
  • Read books for pleasure 4.1 3.4
  • Attend museums, plays, concerts, exhibits 3.4 2.9
  • Volunteer for community service 2.5 2.2
  • If starting college again, would attend Penn State 84% 82%

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