Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students 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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Castleton, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Castleton University is ranked #1,131 nationwide.
Below Average in Racial Diversity
Many learners value the chance to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Castleton University is ranked #3,208 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Castleton Racial Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show Castleton undergraduate student diversity.
Castleton's racial diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Castleton is not racially diverse.
Castleton Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Castleton University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Castleton is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #280 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 896 males and 996 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Castleton
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Castleton's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Castleton is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Castleton's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Castleton is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 56.2% of the students attending Castleton University come from within Vermont. Castleton's rating of #893 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Castleton
There is a medium sized community of about 65 international students at Castleton University representing at least -1 countries. Go to the Castleton International Student Page for more information.
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 prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Castleton University, 61.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Castleton #2,560 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Castleton
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Castleton.
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 an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is Castleton doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Castleton is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Castleton?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
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