Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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 Colgate, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Ranked #150 in the nation, Colgate University is considered extremely diverse.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn from 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, Colgate University is ranked #2,040 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Colgate Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Colgate.
Colgate's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Colgate University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Colgate is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #861 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,323 males and 1,635 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Colgate
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Colgate's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Colgate University is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Colgate's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Colgate is excellent.
Very High Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 27.4% of the students attending Colgate University come from within New York. This puts Colgate's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #105.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 45 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Colgate
There is a medium sized community of about 279 international students at Colgate University representing at least 30 countries. Go to the Colgate International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Colgate University, 89.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Colgate #3,980 in the nation for student age diversity.
Colgate Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Colgate.
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, religions 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, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is Colgate doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Colgate supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Colgate?
Contact the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.
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