Notre Dame 184
West Point 52
Ohio State 52
That's about the same as the Gallup list. But Roper/Fortune also asked about where "a girl could get the best education." The top ten:
Ohio State 31
At the time, many of the leading universities didn't admit women as undergraduates. Still, there were quite a few that did: MIT, Cornell, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State from the top choices for boys, plus Penn, Chicago, Stanford, and others. But the top four spots were taken by women's colleges. I would have thought that Radcliffe would be at or near the top because of its association with Harvard, but it didn't make the top ten. I wonder if some people said "Harvard" and were not counted (since Harvard College didn't admit women then). Vassar's substantial need over the next three is also interesting. But the big surprise is Winthrop, which I had never heard of. It was a women's college in South Carolina--now it's coeducational and has become Winthrop University. As I mentioned in the post on the Gallup survey, southerners didn't seem to have much regional loyalty when choosing colleges for a hypothetical son. But maybe with a girl, ideas of the "best education" had a moral, social, and cultural component, and for some Southerners that could be had only in the South.