Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at BVU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We come up with a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Buena Vista University is considered to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,869 nationwide.
Lacking When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many learners value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Buena Vista University is ranked #3,104 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at BVU
If the data is present, the following chart will show BVU undergraduate student diversity.
BVU's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal mix of male and female students, this may not be the choice for you.
At Buena Vista University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BVU is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #2,389 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 564 males and 1,055 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at BVU
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BVU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Buena Vista University is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BVU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BVU is above average.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 64.0% of the students attending Buena Vista University come from within Iowa. This puts BVU's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #734.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at BVU
There is a relatively small community of about 19 international students at Buena Vista University representing 11 countries. For all the details, go to the BVU International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Buena Vista University, 43.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BVU #1,052 in the nation for student age diversity.
BVU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at BVU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is BVU doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how BVU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to BVU?
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
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