How is Diversity Important to You?
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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 cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also fostering an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at BYU, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Brigham Young University - Provo is ranked #272 nationwide.
Below Average When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Brigham Young University - Provo is ranked #2,006 in the United States.
Explore BYU Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at BYU if it is available.
BYU's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Brigham Young University - Provo, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BYU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #269 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 16,124 males and 14,855 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at BYU
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among BYU's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at BYU is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among BYU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BYU is on par with national averages.
Very High Location Diversity Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 37.2% of the students attending Brigham Young University - Provo come from within Utah. This puts BYU's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #117.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at BYU
There is a medium sized community of about 1,260 international students at Brigham Young University - Provo representing at least 42 countries. Check out the BYU International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Brigham Young University - Provo, 41.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BYU #2,148 in the nation for student age diversity.
BYU Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of BYU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is BYU doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how BYU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to BYU?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.