Diversity Makes a Difference
It’s likely you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Students who express that diversity in university is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions and classes.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful connections between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at San Jose State, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S.
The Very Best Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
San Jose State University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #333 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
This very diverse school may be a great place for young people to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Placed at #102, San Jose State University has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at San Jose State
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at San Jose State if it is available.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire 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 higher than 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.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at San Jose State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among San Jose State's faculty, as well as students.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls local students ? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated 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.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at San Jose State
There is a relatively large community of about 3,580 international students at San Jose State University representing at least 45 countries. For more complete information, see the San Jose State International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 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
The bar chart below displays the age distribution of the undergraduate student body at San Jose State.
Questions About Diversity
- Is San Jose State supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how San Jose State is supporting low-income students check 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 type of support groups and clubs are around to stimulate unique perspectives.