Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually looking for 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Bemidji State University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
Normal Diversity at This School
We come up with a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bemidji State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,578 in the nation.
Lacking in Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the chance to meet and learn from peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Bemidji State University is ranked #2,279 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bemidji State University
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bemidji State University if it is available.
Bemidji State University's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Bemidji State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bemidji State University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #990 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,057 males and 2,734 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bemidji State University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bemidji State University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bemidji State University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bemidji State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bemidji State University is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Bemidji State University come from within Minnesota. This puts Bemidji State University's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,434.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bemidji State University
There is a relatively small community of about 92 international students at Bemidji State University representing 22 countries. To see more, check out the Bemidji State University International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Bemidji State University, 50.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bemidji State University #762 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bemidji State University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Bemidji State University.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bemidji State University attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Bemidji State University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bemidji State University?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.