My daughter graduates next week. Major in EE, minor in Physics and Econ. Here are my observations as a parent of a daughter who was only 1 of 4 EE females at her school. My daughter's school is proud of how they encourage females in engineering, but they should be ashamed of it. Statistically they had a good mix of female engineering majors, but not if you take out environmental and civil engineers. Almost every Electrical Engineering professor spent a nice amount of time during the first class when they had a female student to express their views and comment on my daughter being in their class. It went one of 2 ways.. "You will have a hard time as a female in the major and finding a job" or "guys, she is the smartest person in this class because she will get a job very easy since companies have to hire female engineers". After that type of encouragement, the male EE students start to resent the female students.. First, Women in Engineering is a broad term. Don't buy marketing material from the various school's stats touting their outreach and enrollment of women in their engineering programs. More important find out how many drop the specific major. a few good indicators.. schools who feel the need to devote money to various recruitment efforts or to the women in engineering foundations probably are not a first choice for schools. There is probably a fundamental problem internally which is causing them not to attract and keep female engineering students. schools with no female professors or a very low number in the engineering department will be a good indicator.. ( EE has very few women, let alone professors, so look across the departments that are scientific ). ask what their drop rate is for women in the major.