Why Diversity is Valuable
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are looking for 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 backgrounds and cultures.
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at San Jose State, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
This School has Excellent Diversity in General
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #333 in the nation, San Jose State University is considered highly diverse.
Very High Ethnic Diversity
This very diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #102, San Jose State University has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore San Jose State Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at San Jose State when it is available.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At San Jose State University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #240 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 13,799 males and 12,865 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at San Jose State
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among San Jose State's faculty, as well as students.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from within California? This could be a good choice for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending San Jose State University come from within California. This means San Jose State is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,543.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at San Jose State
There is a large community of about 3,580 international students at San Jose State University representing at least 45 countries. To learn more, see the San Jose State International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At San Jose State University, 40.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank San Jose State #965 in the nation for student age diversity.
San Jose State Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of San Jose State undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is San Jose State supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how San Jose State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to San Jose State?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are offered to encourage varied perspectives.