If you listen to some women on campus, you will begin to believe that the Ratio is the root of all social evils. It makes every decent-looking guy a player who throws away women like tissues. It gives even the most heinous of men more game than the laws of nature should ever allow. It makes journalism and psychology classes have waitlists the length of a bratty kid's Christmas list. It causes fierce competition among women, which leads to eating disorders and maybe even banishment to convents.
So there are a lot of girls at this school.
Get over it.
It is common knowledge that the UNC-CH student population is 61 percent female and 39 percent male.
Close your eyes and picture almost 5,000 women dancing without male partners.
No, it's not the Lilith Fair. It's what would happen if the entire student body got together for a Universitywide dance.
But don't confine yourself to wallflower status yet, ladies. The Ratio will never affect you that directly.
You can't say you weren't warned about the Ratio. The enrollment statistics are public record, stated clearly in brochures and publications. You probably noticed that two of the three men in your tour group were dads. Your perky, backward-walking tour guide was probably a chick too. If you came to college to meet men, maybe you shouldn't have trashed that N.C. State University application.
But it's not as bad as some people make it out to be.