HC's Ultimate College Girl Survey 2012

One thing we hear from collegiettes over and over is that you love HC because we talk about things you're too embarrassed to talk about even with your friends—stuff like grooming down there, hooking up, birth control, masturbation... and more. So that's why we conducted HC's Ultimate College Girl Survey, where we surveyed over 2,500 girls from 677 colleges across the country to get you all the info about all the nitty gritty stuff you're dying to know, but feel too awkward to bring up even with your BFFs.

(And don't forget about our Ultimate College Guy Survey Results we released last year!)

This summer, we released a new installment of the results each Thursday for 7 weeks, laying it all out there about dating, sex, STDs, pregnancy, bikini waxes, Brazilian bikini waxes... you get the gist. Enjoy!

- Stephanie Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief

Creative Director: Annie Wang
Editor: Cara Sprunk
Design Editor: Kelsey Thorn


The Basics

We surveyed 2,589 girls, age 17-23, from 677 colleges across the country representing all 50 states. 95% of respondents were heterosexual. The classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 were almost equally represented. 78% of girls were Caucasian, 10% were African American, 9% were Asian, 7% were Hispanic, and 7% listed another category (respondents could select more than one race). 66% of respondents were single.

Click below to view a slideshow of the results, and don't forget to check out last year's Ultimate College Guy Survey 2011 Results!

Infographics by Katie Hampton

Infographics by Kelsey Thorn

Infographics by Kelsey Thorn

Infographics by Katie Hampton

Infographics by Christina Troy

Infographics by Ally Koss

Infographics by Darryl Sharp

Stephanie has grown Her Campus to over 90 million monthly multi-platform content views, with chapters at 300+ colleges worldwide. Stephanie also spearheads Her Campus's additional user-facing initiatives, including 22 Under 22, the InfluenceHer Collective and High School Ambassador Program, oversaw Her Campus's first book, The Her Campus Guide to College Life which was a back-to-school bestseller at Barnes & Noble, and led Her Campus's acquisition of HerUni Media Limited. She has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women, The Boston Globe's 25 Under 25, Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She has served as a National Women’s Health Week Ambassador and a MassChallenge Alumna-in-Residence, and has spoken at Harvard University, Stanford University, S.H.E. Summit, University of Southern California, Northeastern University, and many more. Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in psychology, minored in economics, and was a member of Delta Gamma. Some of her favorite things include doing barre classes, running (she ran her first Boston Marathon in 2015), watching Grey’s Anatomy, bargain shopping, hanging out with her rescue puppy Yeti, and vacationing in Maine with her husband, Jason.  Follow Stephanie on Instagram and Twitter @stephkaplewis.