Some students simply prefer single-sex schools while others prefer co-ed schools. Many students at single sex schools point to the lack of opposite sex as an enormous advantage.
Many students find it easier to focus on academics when they aren’t distracted by members of the opposite sex, and may find it easier to participate actively in classes where everyone is the same sex.
Students who are intimidated by the opposite sex may find it difficult to participate in class at co-ed schools, while others (admit it!
) simply find the opposite sex to be a distraction from their academic work.
Having both men and women in classes allow students of both sexes to interact with a wider range of people and learn how to work with and talk to people of the opposite sex.
However, the mixing of the sexes can also serve as a disadvantage for some students at co-ed schools.