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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at CSB, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is Below Average
To get the overall diversity ranking, we took the combination of racial demographics, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, College of Saint Benedict is ranked #3,230 nationwide.
Lacking in Racial Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from student-peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
College of Saint Benedict is ranked #2,902 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at CSB
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at CSB.
CSB's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At College of Saint Benedict, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CSB is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #3,683 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 0 males and 1,782 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at CSB
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among CSB's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at CSB is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among CSB's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CSB is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 81.7% of the students attending College of Saint Benedict come from within Minnesota. This places CSB at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,100.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at CSB
There is a medium sized community of about 78 international students at College of Saint Benedict representing at least -1 countries. Go to the CSB International Student Page for more information.
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 opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At College of Saint Benedict, 102.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CSB #4,015 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at CSB
Analyze the age distribution of CSB students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. Students who express 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.
- How is CSB doing at attracting students from all financial 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 CSB is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to CSB?
Call 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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