Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Bates, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Bates College is ranked #87 nationwide.
Fairly Normal in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Bates College is ranked #1,359 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Bates
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bates if it is available.
Bates' ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Bates Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bates College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bates is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #74 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 882 males and 905 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bates
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bates' undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bates is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bates' faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bates is excellent.
Very High Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending Bates College come from within Maine. This puts Bates' level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #78.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Bates
There is a mid sized group of about 132 international students at Bates College representing at least 30 countries. Check out the Bates International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bates College, 92.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bates #2,665 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bates
Analyze the age range of Bates students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who express that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- Is Bates supporting and attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with 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 Bates supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bates?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.