Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Cal U, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
California University of Pennsylvania is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,415 nationwide.
Average in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to or the same as the national average, California University of Pennsylvania is ranked #2,525 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Racial Diversity at Cal U
If the data is present, the following chart will show Cal U undergraduate student diversity.
Cal U's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At California University of Pennsylvania, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Cal U is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #642 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,357 males and 2,815 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Cal U
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Cal U's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Cal U is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Cal U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Cal U is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending California University of Pennsylvania come from within Pennsylvania. This makes Cal U an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,698.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Cal U
There is a relatively small community of about 62 international students at California University of Pennsylvania representing 22 countries. To see more, check out the Cal U International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At California University of Pennsylvania, 43.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Cal U #1,060 in the nation for student age diversity.
Cal U Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Cal U 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 simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Cal U doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial 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 Cal U supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Cal U?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
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