Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
Diversity can be encouraged 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 promote meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Brenau, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Lower Than Normal
To get the total diversity ranking, we took the combination of racial demographics, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, Brenau University is ranked #1,986 in the nation.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #630 for ethnic diversity means Brenau University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Brenau
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Brenau.
Brenau ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Brenau University, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Brenau is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #2,336 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 173 males and 1,480 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Brenau
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Brenau's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Brenau is poor compared to the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Brenau's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Brenau is on par with national averages.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls students from within Georgia? This could be a good option for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Brenau University come from within Georgia. This puts Brenau's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,744.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 7 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Brenau
There is a medium sized community of about 73 international students at Brenau University representing at least 14 countries. Check out the Brenau International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Brenau University, 19.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Brenau #253 in the nation for student age diversity.
Brenau Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Brenau students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Brenau doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Brenau is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Brenau?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.