Diversity Makes a Difference
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 Centenary, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Centenary University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,495 in the nation.
Average in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools 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.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Centenary University is ranked #1,289 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Racial Diversity at Centenary
When available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Centenary.
Centenary's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Centenary University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Centenary is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,400 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 507 males and 862 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Centenary
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Centenary's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Centenary University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Centenary's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Centenary is excellent.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls local students? This could be a good choice for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they were admitted.
About 88.8% of the students attending Centenary University come from within New Jersey. This puts Centenary's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,629.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 8 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Centenary
There is a relatively small community of about 20 international students at Centenary University representing 7 countries. To see more, check out the Centenary 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 prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Centenary University, 38.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Centenary #296 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Centenary
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Centenary.
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, ideas and cultures. Students who say 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, classes, and religions.
- Is Centenary supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Centenary is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Centenary?
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 promote meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.