Study: College Bad for Women’s Self-Esteem

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Female students left Boston College with lower self-confidence than they reported having as entering freshman, according to a university study. By contrast, men generally gained self-confidence over the four years, "despite having, on average, lower GPAs than their female classmates." The male seniors were probably just looking forward to their 18 percent starting salary bonus, relative to their female classmates. Totally understandable.