Why Diversity is Valuable
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Students who say 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, religions, and classes.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Boston U, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Boston University is ranked #61 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very Good
This very diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Boston University is ranked #383 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Boston U
If the data is available, the following chart will display Boston U undergraduate student diversity.
Boston U boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Boston University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Boston U is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,363 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 7,061 males and 10,883 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Boston U
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Boston U's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Boston University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Boston U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Boston U 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 attended college.
About 21.6% of the students attending Boston University come from within Massachusetts. This puts Boston U's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #22.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Boston U
There is a large community of about 7,439 international students at Boston University representing at least 50 countries. For more information, see the Boston U International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some 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 Boston University, 32.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Boston U #1,508 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Boston U
Analyze the age range of Boston U students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Boston U doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Boston U supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Boston U?
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 available to inspire varied perspectives.