Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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 cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Bloomsburg, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is about average ranked at #1,429.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is ranked #1,700 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is similar to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bloomsburg
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bloomsburg is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #803 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,900 males and 5,074 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bloomsburg
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Bloomsburg's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Bloomsburg's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bloomsburg is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within Pennsylvania? This could be a good option for you.
We've determined the location diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania come from within Pennsylvania. This means Bloomsburg is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,638.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bloomsburg
There is a small community of about 56 international students at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania representing 17 countries. To see more, check out the Bloomsburg International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners 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 typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 74.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bloomsburg #2,344 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bloomsburg Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Bloomsburg students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bloomsburg supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Bloomsburg supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bloomsburg?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are around to encourage unique perspectives.