Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a 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.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Ball State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,297 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 #2,042 in the country.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Ball State
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Ball State if it is available.
Ball State's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Ball State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Ball State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,164 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6,784 males and 9,818 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Ball State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Ball State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Ball State University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Ball State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Ball State is above average.
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 #1,009.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
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 646 international students at Ball State University representing at least 34 countries. Check out the Ball State International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Ball State University, 55.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ball State #1,664 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Ball State
Analyze the age range of Ball State undergraduates with the following chart.
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.