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He also reminisced about his accommodations at Harvard, saying his particular lodgings had been a great place to live. "Radcliffe was a great place to live.There were more women up there, and most of the guys were science-math types," Gates said, with a smile. "That combination offered me the best odds, if you know what I mean. This is where I learned the sad lesson that improving your odds doesn't guarantee success."

I was reading remarks of Bill Gates at Harvard Commencement and found this part difficult.

1.There were more women up there -> what does 'up' mean in this sentence?

2.most of the guys were science-math types -> What is science-math types?

Thanks in advance.
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The concept of apartment complex is dfifferent from ours. Condo or condominium complex would be appropriate for referring to apartments here.

Thank you for your answer, CalifJim!
P.S. One small point I forgot to mention earlier:

The picture does not belong to your dog, so it's not your dog's picture.
It is a picture of your dog. (The apostrophe-s pattern can't be used in speaking of what is shown in pictures, paintings, photos, etc. Only an ofstructure is used.) Emotion: smile

He (she) seems like a friendly little critter!

CJ
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I appreciate all the correction you made to my posts, CalifJim.

I would not know the fact that the apostrophe-s pattern can't be used that way without your explanation.

(I even don't know whether what I'm writing now is grammatical well-formed. Emotion: sad)
I don't even know whether what I'm writing now is grammatically well formed.

Now you do!

CJ
Yes I do now. Thank you. Emotion: smile

It seems that my mistakes are endless.*^^*
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improving your odds doesn't guarantee success."