Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the full university experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Bradley, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Very Good Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Bradley University is ranked #535 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Normal
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Bradley University is ranked #1,481 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bradley
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bradley if it is available.
Bradley's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bradley University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bradley is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #78 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,213 males and 2,260 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bradley
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bradley's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bradley is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bradley's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bradley is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
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?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student resided before they attended college.
About 79.1% of the students attending Bradley University come from within Illinois. This places Bradley at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #789.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Bradley
There is a mid sized group of about 445 international students at Bradley University representing at least 29 countries. Go to the Bradley International Student Page for more information.
Age Range 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Bradley University, 66.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bradley #2,293 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bradley
Analyze the age range of Bradley students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bradley attracting and supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with 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 Bradley supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bradley?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to promote diverse perspectives.