Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students 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.
Learn About Diversity at Saint Mary, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
This School is Below Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
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 Mary is ranked #3,124 in the nation.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,582 for ethnic diversity means College of Saint Mary is above average nationally.
Explore Racial Diversity at Saint Mary
If the data is available, the following chart will show Saint Mary undergraduate student diversity.
Saint Mary ranks above average in racial diversity.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a college campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At College of Saint Mary, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Saint Mary is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #3,688 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 11 males and 850 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Saint Mary
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Saint Mary's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Saint Mary is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Saint Mary's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Saint Mary is below national averages.
Normal Location Diversity
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?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 76.5% of the students attending College of Saint Mary come from within Nebraska. This places Saint Mary at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,470.
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.
International Student Diversity at Saint Mary
There is a relatively small community of about 9 international students at College of Saint Mary representing 5 countries. To see more, check out the Saint Mary International Student Page.
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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At College of Saint Mary, 32.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Saint Mary #1,264 in the nation for student age diversity.
Saint Mary Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Saint Mary students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Broadly 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 state 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.
- Is Saint Mary supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
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 Saint Mary supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Saint Mary?
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 differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
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