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 #42 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 #403 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Babson College
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Babson College when it is available.
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 male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #414 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,120 males and 987 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Babson College
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Babson College's faculty, as well as students.
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 #139.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Babson College
There is a relatively large community of about 914 international students at Babson College representing at least 42 countries. For more information, see the Babson College International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by other students who are the same age, while others seek more diverse perspectives from other age groups.
The traditional college student ranges in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age range of the undergraduate student body. Unfortunately, we were not able to do so for Babson College, as the information is not available.
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.