Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Bucknell, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Very High Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Bucknell University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #154 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse colleges allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Bucknell University is ranked #1,542 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is pretty close to the national average.
Bucknell Racial Demographics
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Bucknell.
Bucknell's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bucknell University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bucknell is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #63 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,784 males and 1,827 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bucknell
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bucknell's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bucknell is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bucknell's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bucknell 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 17.1% of the students attending Bucknell University come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Bucknell's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #151.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 36 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bucknell
There is a mid sized group of about 252 international students at Bucknell University representing at least 33 countries. Check out the Bucknell International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bucknell University, 91.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bucknell #2,609 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bucknell Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Bucknell students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- 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 a mixture of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. 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, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is Bucknell doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Bucknell supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bucknell?
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.