The Second World War: A Ratio of 3 to 1

3 to 1 Ratio

According to Maragaret McAdoo's experience while on Dickinson as recorded on her interview, she observed that there always seem to be 200 more men than women on the Dickinson campus. She further elaborated by stating that a quota was implemented that the male female ratio could not be more than 3 to 1. Thus, out of a total enrollment of 600, women only made up 150 out of the total student body population. This trend, she said, continued even as the Second World War persisted. Later in the written oral history it was stated that "at the height of the war in '42 - '43, the male population dropped down to like, seventy men".