Why Diversity Matters
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 the Facts on Diversity at Bennett, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School is Below Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we look at the combination of racial demographics, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, Bennett College is ranked #3,247 in the nation.
Poor Representation of Different Races on Campus
Seeking diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #3,456, Bennett College is well below average.
However, this college is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Bennett
If the data is present, the following chart will display Bennett undergraduate student diversity.
Bennett is not racially diverse.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Do you prefer a college campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Bennett College, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bennett is majority female.
This college is ranked at #3,721 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 0 males and 534 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bennett
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bennett's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bennett is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bennett's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bennett is below national averages.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
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 looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 47.7% of the students attending Bennett College come from within North Carolina. Bennett's rating of #490 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Bennett
There is a small community of about 5 international students at Bennett College representing -1 countries. For all the details, go to the Bennett International Student Page.
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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bennett College, 61.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bennett #3,618 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Bennett
Analyze the age range of Bennett students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who say that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to offer 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 Bennett attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Bennett supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bennett?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to encourage varied perspectives.
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