Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who say that diversity in school 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.
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 encouraging an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Get the Facts on Diversity at BYU - I, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Brigham Young University - Idaho is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #359 nationwide.
Below Average When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from others from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Brigham Young University - Idaho is ranked #2,009 in the nation.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at BYU - I
If the data is present, the following chart will display BYU - I undergraduate student diversity.
BYU - I's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at BYU - I is not ethnically diverse.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Brigham Young University - Idaho, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BYU - I is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #964 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 19,061 males and 25,760 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at BYU - I
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among BYU - I's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Brigham Young University - Idaho is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among BYU - I's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BYU - I is above average.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 21.8% of the students attending Brigham Young University - Idaho come from within Idaho. This puts BYU - I's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #47.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at BYU - I
There is a large community of about 6,603 international students at Brigham Young University - Idaho representing at least 39 countries. For more information, see the BYU - I International Student Page.
Age Diversity 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Brigham Young University - Idaho, 30.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BYU - I #99 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at BYU - I
Analyze the age range of BYU - I students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is BYU - I attracting and supporting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how BYU - I supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to BYU - I?
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 available to encourage unique perspectives.