Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Central Penn, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Central Penn College is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #2,156 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,432 for ethnic diversity means Central Penn College is above average nationally.
Explore Racial Diversity at Central Penn
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Central Penn when it is available.
Central Penn ranks above average in racial diversity.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal mix of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Central Penn College, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Central Penn is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #2,415 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 355 males and 668 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Central Penn
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Central Penn's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Central Penn College is higher than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Central Penn's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Central Penn is above average.
Below Average Geographic Diversity
Do you want a local school that recruits local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've determined the location diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Central Penn College come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Central Penn's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #2,385.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 4 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Central Penn
There is a relatively small community of about 5 international students at Central Penn College representing 7 countries. For all the details, go to the Central Penn International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Central Penn College, 22.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Central Penn #1,091 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Central Penn
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Central Penn.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer 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 Central Penn doing at attracting and supporting 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 Central Penn is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Central Penn?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in meaningful and positive ways.
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