Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
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.
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 ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Baker, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #572 nationwide, Baker University is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Typical in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Baker University is ranked #1,449 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is pretty close to the national average.
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The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Baker 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 Baker 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 #529 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 822 males and 1,026 females.
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If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Baker's faculty, as well as students.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity rating.
About 59.9% of the students attending Baker University come from within Kansas. Baker's rating of #716 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Age Diversity on Campus
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Baker University, 25.8% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Baker #32 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Baker
Analyze the age range of Baker undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Baker attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Baker supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Baker?
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 points of views on campus.