Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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 cultures and backgrounds.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Baylor, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Baylor University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #249 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Baylor University is ranked #813 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Baylor
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Baylor.
Baylor ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Baylor.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Baylor 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 #1,065 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,964 males and 8,225 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Baylor
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Baylor's undergraduate students.
Baylor's male to female ratio is better than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Baylor's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Baylor is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Above Average
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 come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 69.3% of the students attending Baylor University come from within Texas. Baylor's rating of #342 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Baylor
There is a mid sized group of about 711 international students at Baylor University representing at least 39 countries. Check out the Baylor International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
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 Baylor University, 73.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Baylor #2,543 in the nation for student age diversity.
Baylor Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Baylor undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Baylor doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
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 Baylor supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Baylor?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are offered to encourage diverse perspectives.