How is Diversity Important to You?
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. What does it mean to you?
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?
Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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.
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and helps bring about positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at BLC, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
Average Diversity at This School
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bethany Lutheran College sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,553 in the nation.
Substandard Ethnic Diversity
Many learners value the chance to meet and learn from peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Bethany Lutheran College is ranked #2,433 in the United States.
Explore BLC Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at BLC when it is available.
BLC's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at BLC is not ethnically diverse.
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 Bethany Lutheran College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BLC is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #483 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 236 males and 288 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at BLC
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BLC's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at BLC is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BLC's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BLC is on par with national averages.
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 looked at where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 82.8% of the students attending Bethany Lutheran College come from within Minnesota. This makes BLC an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,375.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 9 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at BLC
There is a medium sized community of about 14 international students at Bethany Lutheran College representing at least 6 countries. Go to the BLC International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bethany Lutheran College, 77.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BLC #2,729 in the nation for student age diversity.
BLC Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at BLC.
Questions About Diversity
- How is BLC doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how BLC is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to BLC?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage varied perspectives on campus.