Why Diversity is Important
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the full college experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking 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.
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 foster meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Bob Jones University, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
General Diversity is Great
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Bob Jones University is ranked #358 nationwide.
Substandard Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Bob Jones University is ranked #1,927 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bob Jones University
If the data is present, the following chart will show Bob Jones University undergraduate student diversity.
Bob Jones University's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Bob Jones University is not ethnically diverse.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Bob Jones University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bob Jones University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #575 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,152 males and 1,414 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bob Jones University
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bob Jones University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bob Jones University is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Bob Jones University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bob Jones University is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 35.3% of the students attending Bob Jones University come from within South Carolina. This puts Bob Jones University's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #146.
International Student Diversity at Bob Jones University
There is a medium sized community of about 182 international students at Bob Jones University representing at least -1 countries. Go to the Bob Jones University International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bob Jones University, 71.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bob Jones University #2,128 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bob Jones University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Bob Jones University.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bob Jones University doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Bob Jones University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bob Jones University?
Call the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage varied perspectives on campus.