Why Diversity is Valuable
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. 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 systems and cultures that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
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 meaningful interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Brandeis, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
General Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Brandeis University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #81 nationwide.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #578 for ethnic diversity means Brandeis University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Brandeis
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Brandeis when it is available.
Brandeis ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Brandeis University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Brandeis is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #968 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,528 males and 2,080 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Brandeis
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Brandeis' undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Brandeis University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Brandeis' faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Brandeis is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 29.3% of the students attending Brandeis University come from within Massachusetts. This puts Brandeis' level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #92.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Brandeis
There is a large community of about 1,438 international students at Brandeis University representing at least 43 countries. For more complete information, see the Brandeis International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners 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 Brandeis University, 56.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Brandeis #1,489 in the nation for student age diversity.
Brandeis Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Brandeis students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Brandeis 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 Brandeis is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Brandeis?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are offered to stimulate diverse perspectives.