Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at Bethel, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bethel University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #2,676 in the nation.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Bethel University is ranked #1,473 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Bethel Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show Bethel undergraduate student diversity.
Bethel ranks above average in racial diversity.
Very good racial representation in faculty.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution with an equal amount of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Bethel University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bethel is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #2,324 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 11 males and 20 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bethel
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bethel's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bethel University is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bethel's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bethel is excellent.
Majority of Students are From One State
This school seems to only be popular among students from one state. Is it the right choice for you?
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by factoring in where matriculated undergraduates resided before they enrolled in college.
A vast majority of undergraduates attending Bethel come from within Virginia. This places Bethel's level of location diversity well below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #3,408.
International Student Diversity at Bethel
We wanted to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
What is the Age Diversity 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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bethel University, 12.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bethel #1,081 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bethel
Analyze the age distribution of Bethel 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 peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. Students who state that diversity in college 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, classes, and religions.
- How is Bethel doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Bethel is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bethel?
Call 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.
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