Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the full university experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
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.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are 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 backgrounds and cultures.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Berea, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
The Very Best Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Berea College is ranked #361 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Berea College is ranked #729 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Berea
When available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Berea.
Berea ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
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 balanced blend of males to females?
At Berea College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Berea is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #855 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 725 males and 940 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Berea
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Berea's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Berea College is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Berea's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Berea is above average.
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 took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 52.6% of the students attending Berea College come from within Kentucky. Berea's rating of #575 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Berea
There is a mid sized group of about 127 international students at Berea College representing at least 23 countries. Go to the Berea International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some students 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 traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Berea College, 77.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Berea #2,445 in the nation for student age diversity.
Berea Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Berea students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Berea supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with 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 Berea supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Berea?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are around to inspire unique perspectives.