In a rare sign of a steady improvement in U.S. college admissions, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ESCOCO) said Wednesday that the United States still lags behind its European counterparts in its progress towards achieving gender parity in admissions.
“In 2016, the United Kingdom and France achieved parity in the proportion of female applicants to men, but the United State is now at a significantly lower level than the countries of the former Eastern Bloc,” ESSOCO’s Executive Director, Marwa Barghouti, said in a statement.
“The United States has also failed to achieve parity in its proportion of applicants from minority and Indigenous communities.
The U.K. and France both have policies that allow students to apply to any school they want, including selective private colleges.”
The ESSO’s announcement comes after the U,S.
State Department released data showing that the U the U of A, the nation’s oldest public university, is the country’s most racially and ethnically diverse institution.
The University of Texas at Austin is also a member of the ESSACO.
In its 2016 report, the ESUACO said that more than half of the nation and half of college applicants are men.
The university has an enrollment of nearly 3.2 million students.
The ESUOCO also released data last year that showed that Asian American students were twice as likely as white and Latino students to be admitted to top colleges.
“This is a significant shift from the past,” Barghoutsi said.
“Asian American students in the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Archives Organization (UNESCO) have the highest proportion of students from ethnic minorities, and we have the largest proportion of Asians in the U with our share of the population.
Our Asian American student body is also the largest in the world.
I think this is an indication of the positive change in our admission policy.”
Barghoutsis statement came after U.M. President Michael Drake said last month that he would be seeking to increase funding for the university’s women’s campus and the institution’s leadership team.
Barghoutis remarks came days after Drake and USC President Dan Mogulof both said they had not heard from U.C. Berkeley President Janet Napolitano on her plans for the school.
Barghans comments came after she also told students at her news conference Wednesday that she was “very encouraged” by the progress made on the UC Berkeley campus, but that she hoped the university could continue to attract a diverse student body.
In the past year, the UC Davis has had two student protests over the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations, and Barghos statement came in response to a question about whether the university had any plans to hold another protest.
Barnds response comes a day after she said that while she was disappointed with UC Berkeley, she was hopeful that the university would move forward with its “reinvention agenda.”
The U.U.A. is the nations oldest private university, founded in 1854 and located in the nation s oldest state, California.