Diversity Makes a Difference
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.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at CLU, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Ranked #504 in the nation, California Lutheran University is considered highly diverse.
Good Representation of Many Races
This very diverse school may be a great place for young people to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #595, California Lutheran University is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at CLU
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at CLU when it is available.
CLU boasts excellent racial diversity.
Above average racial representation in faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At California Lutheran University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CLU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,117 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,326 males and 1,733 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at CLU
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among CLU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at California Lutheran University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among CLU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CLU is excellent.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they attended college.
About 86.4% of the students attending California Lutheran University come from within California. This makes CLU an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,129.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at CLU
There is a mid sized group of about 372 international students at California Lutheran University representing at least 33 countries. Go to the CLU International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college 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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At California Lutheran University, 50.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CLU #1,968 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at CLU
Analyze the age range of CLU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking 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.
- Is CLU attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average 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 CLU supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to CLU?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are present that encourage diverse points of views on campus.
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