Women who applied unsuccessfully to Tokyo Medical University are demanding it pay a total of ¥7.69 million ($68,600) in compensation for manipulating entrance exam results in favor of male applicants, their lawyers said Monday.

The 24 applicants, who took the medical school's entrance exams in 2006 or later, are demanding it pay ¥100,000 in damages for every year an applicant took the entrance exam and refund exam fees.

"We would not have applied if we had known about the illegal score rigging, and it has caused us great emotional distress," the women said in a document presented to the university. They also demanded their scores and their correct application results be disclosed.