How is Diversity Important to You?
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
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 diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Learn About Diversity at Belhaven, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Belhaven University is ranked #556 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the ability to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Belhaven University is ranked #910 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Belhaven Ethnic Diversity
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Belhaven.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Belhaven University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,647 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 915 males and 1,651 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Belhaven
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Belhaven's faculty, as well as students.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rating.
About 43.2% of the students attending Belhaven University come from within Mississippi. This places Belhaven's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #388.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 30 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Belhaven
There is a medium sized community of about 85 international students at Belhaven University representing at least 21 countries. Check out the Belhaven International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by students who are the same age, while others seek perspectives from other age groups.
The traditional college student ranges in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age range of the undergraduate student body. Unfortunately, we were not able to do so for Belhaven University, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Belhaven supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Belhaven supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Belhaven?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are present that encourage varied perspectives on campus.