Why Diversity Matters
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Tulane, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School has Superb Diversity in General
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Tulane University of Louisiana is ranked #146 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Tulane University of Louisiana is pretty normal when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,371 in the country.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Tulane
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Tulane.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Tulane University of Louisiana, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,045 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,343 males and 4,549 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Tulane
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Tulane's faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 12.8% of the students attending Tulane University of Louisiana come from within Louisiana. This puts Tulane's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #39.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 47 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Tulane
There is a relatively large community of about 1,310 international students at Tulane University of Louisiana representing at least 45 countries. For more complete information, see the Tulane International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Tulane University of Louisiana, 35.3% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Tulane #249 in the nation for student age diversity.
Tulane Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Tulane.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Tulane doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high 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 Tulane is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Tulane?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.