Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who express that diversity in school 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, classes, and religions.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Bluffton, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is Normal
We calculated an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Bluffton University is about average ranked at #1,205.
Substandard Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the opportunity to meet and learn from peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Bluffton University is ranked #1,958 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Bluffton Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bluffton when it is available.
Bluffton's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Bluffton is not ethnically diverse.
Equal 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 Bluffton University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bluffton is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #65 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 434 males and 431 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Bluffton
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bluffton's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bluffton is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bluffton's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bluffton is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within Ohio? This could be a good choice for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 85.0% of the students attending Bluffton University come from within Ohio. This means Bluffton is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,468.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Bluffton
There is a small community of about 10 international students at Bluffton University representing 3 countries. To see more, check out the Bluffton International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some college 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 Bluffton University, 69.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bluffton #1,642 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Bluffton
Analyze the age range of Bluffton students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bluffton attracting students from all backgrounds?
Even a school with great 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 Bluffton is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bluffton?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are offered to encourage diverse perspectives.