Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually looking for 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 backgrounds and cultures.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Learn About Diversity at Bridgewater State, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bridgewater State University is considered to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,519 nationwide.
Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is similar to the national average, Bridgewater State University is ranked #1,466 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bridgewater State
If the data is present, the following chart will show Bridgewater State undergraduate student diversity.
Bridgewater State'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 Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Bridgewater State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bridgewater State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,072 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,961 males and 5,601 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bridgewater State
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Bridgewater State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bridgewater State University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Bridgewater State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bridgewater State is above average.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that recruits students from within Massachusetts? This could be a good choice for you.
We've determined the location diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Bridgewater State University come from within Massachusetts. This puts Bridgewater State's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,771.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 14 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bridgewater State
There is a relatively small community of about 95 international students at Bridgewater State University representing 19 countries. To see more, check out the Bridgewater State International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bridgewater State University, 51.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bridgewater State #1,652 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Bridgewater State
Analyze the age distribution of Bridgewater State students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bridgewater State supporting and attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
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 Bridgewater State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bridgewater State?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.