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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
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  • 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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