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 Calvin, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Overall Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Calvin University is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #501 nationwide.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Calvin University is ranked #2,583 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is similar to the national average.
Explore Calvin Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Calvin.
Calvin'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 nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Calvin University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Calvin is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #519 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,700 males and 1,925 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Calvin
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Calvin's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Calvin is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Calvin's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Calvin is excellent.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rating.
About 62.1% of the students attending Calvin University come from within Michigan. This puts Calvin's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #445.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Calvin
There is a relatively large community of about 456 international students at Calvin University representing at least 30 countries. For more complete information, see the Calvin International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Calvin University, 84.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Calvin #3,723 in the nation for student age diversity.
Calvin Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Calvin students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. 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 backgrounds and cultures.
- How is Calvin doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Calvin is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Calvin?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.
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