Why Diversity is Important
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation 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 backgrounds and cultures.
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple 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 encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Babson College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School has Superb Diversity in General
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Babson College is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #38 nationwide.
Very High Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the ability to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Babson College is ranked #433 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Babson College
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Babson College.
Babson College boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Babson College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Babson College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #220 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,105 males and 1,036 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Babson College
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Babson College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Babson College is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Babson College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Babson College is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 25.1% of the students attending Babson College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Babson College's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #137.
International Student Diversity at Babson College
There is a relatively large community of about 878 international students at Babson College representing at least 42 countries. For more information, see the Babson College International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Babson College, 63.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Babson College #2,116 in the nation for student age diversity.
Babson College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Babson College.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Babson College doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Babson College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Babson College?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are offered to inspire varied perspectives.