Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of buzzword with university admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are 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.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Ball State, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ball State University is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,275 nationwide.
Lacking in Ethnic Diversity
Many college students value the opportunity to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Ball State University is ranked #1,974 in the country.
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The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Ball State if it is available.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At Ball State University, 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 #1,135 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6,821 males and 9,594 females.
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If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Ball State's faculty, as well as students.
Typical Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student resided before they attended college.
About 84.6% of the students attending Ball State University come from within Indiana. This puts Ball State's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,014.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 33 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Ball State
There is a mid sized group of about 793 international students at Ball State University representing at least 39 countries. Check out the Ball State International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may prefer to be surrounded by other students in the same age range, while others seek input from other generations.
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age distribution of the undergraduate student body. Sadly, we were not able to do so for Ball State University, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Ball State supporting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Ball State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Ball State?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.