Diversity Makes a Difference
It's likely you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at BGSU, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,041 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse schools allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is pretty normal when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,743 in the nation.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at BGSU
If the data is available, the following chart will display BGSU undergraduate student diversity.
BGSU's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BGSU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #783 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6,521 males and 8,331 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at BGSU
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among BGSU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among BGSU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BGSU is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they attended college.
About 88.1% of the students attending Bowling Green State University - Main Campus come from within Ohio. This puts BGSU's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #982.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at BGSU
There is a mid sized group of about 927 international students at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus representing at least 43 countries. Click on the BGSU International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, 61.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BGSU #1,926 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at BGSU
Analyze the age range of BGSU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is BGSU doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how BGSU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to BGSU?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to inspire varied perspectives.