Diversity in College is Important
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually 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 college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Bellevue University, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Ranked #348 in the nation, Bellevue University is considered extremely diverse.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,177 for ethnic diversity means Bellevue University is above average nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bellevue University
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Bellevue University.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bellevue University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #282 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,009 males and 3,282 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bellevue University
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bellevue University's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 61.6% of the students attending Bellevue University come from within Nebraska. This places Bellevue University's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #645.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bellevue University, 3.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bellevue University #650 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bellevue University
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Bellevue University.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bellevue University doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Bellevue University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bellevue University?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.