Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at College of the Holy Cross, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, College of the Holy Cross is ranked #169 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is similar to the national average, College of the Holy Cross is ranked #1,483 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at College of the Holy Cross
If the data is present, the chart will also show College of the Holy Cross faculty diversity.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At College of the Holy Cross, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #75 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,372 males and 1,357 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at College of the Holy Cross
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among College of the Holy Cross' faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 37.2% of the students attending College of the Holy Cross come from within Massachusetts. This puts College of the Holy Cross' level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #248.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at College of the Holy Cross
There is a medium sized community of about 60 international students at College of the Holy Cross representing at least 10 countries. Go to the College of the Holy Cross International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At College of the Holy Cross, 93.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank College of the Holy Cross #2,993 in the nation for student age diversity.
College of the Holy Cross Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at College of the Holy Cross.
Questions About Diversity
- Is College of the Holy Cross supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how College of the Holy Cross is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to College of the Holy Cross?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.