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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Chapman, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Diversity in General
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Chapman University is ranked #248 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #579 for ethnic diversity means Chapman University is above average nationally.
Explore Racial Diversity at Chapman
If the data is present, the following chart will show Chapman undergraduate student diversity.
Chapman ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Gender Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Chapman University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Chapman is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,229 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,786 males and 4,234 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Chapman
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Chapman's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Chapman University is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Chapman's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Chapman is excellent.
Excellent Location Diversity Across the United States
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 64.6% of the students attending Chapman University come from within California. This puts Chapman's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #266.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Chapman
There is a medium sized community of about 588 international students at Chapman University representing at least 43 countries. Click on the Chapman International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
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 Chapman University, 63.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Chapman #1,876 in the nation for student age diversity.
Chapman Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Chapman.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to 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, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is Chapman doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Chapman is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Chapman?
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 encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.