Why Diversity Matters
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.
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NDMU Has Below Average Overall Diversity
To get the total diversity ranking, we took the combination of racial demographics, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Unfortunately when it comes to overall diversity Notre Dame of Maryland University is ranked #1,973 and is below average.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Notre Dame of Maryland University is ranked #460 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at NDMU
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at NDMU when it is available.
NDMU ranks above average in racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with an equal mix of males to females?
At Notre Dame of Maryland University, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at NDMU is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #2,375 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 41 males and 775 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at NDMU
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among NDMU's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at NDMU is poor compared to the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among NDMU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at NDMU is below national averages.
School Tends to Attract A Lot of Locals
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they were admitted.
About 88.8% of the students attending Notre Dame of Maryland University come from within Maryland. This puts NDMU's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,451.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 9 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at NDMU
There is a relatively small community of about 19 international students at Notre Dame of Maryland University representing 24 countries. For all the details, go to the NDMU International Student Page.
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 rather have 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. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Notre Dame of Maryland University, 14.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank NDMU #197 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at NDMU
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at NDMU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals 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.
- Is NDMU supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how NDMU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to NDMU?
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in meaningful and positive ways.