Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Columbia, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Columbia College Chicago is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #145 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #793 for ethnic diversity means Columbia College Chicago is above average nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Columbia
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Columbia when it is available.
Columbia ranks above average in racial representation.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At Columbia College Chicago, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Columbia is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,299 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,777 males and 3,791 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Columbia
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Columbia's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Columbia College Chicago is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Columbia's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Columbia is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 48.2% of the students attending Columbia College Chicago come from within Illinois. This puts Columbia's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #241.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Columbia
There is a mid sized group of about 384 international students at Columbia College Chicago representing at least 40 countries. Go to the Columbia International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Columbia College Chicago, 73.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Columbia #3,537 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Columbia
Analyze the age range of Columbia students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Students who state that diversity in school 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 Columbia doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Columbia is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Columbia?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are offered to stimulate diverse perspectives.
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