Diversity Makes a Difference
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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at CIU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Columbia International University is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #533 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Columbia International University is ranked #2,129 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is close to the national average.
Explore CIU Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at CIU.
CIU's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Columbia International University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CIU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #118 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 264 males and 281 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at CIU
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among CIU's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at CIU is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among CIU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CIU is above average.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity rating.
About 50.5% of the students attending Columbia International University come from within South Carolina. CIU's rating of #868 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at CIU
There is a medium sized community of about 81 international students at Columbia International University representing at least 17 countries. Go to the CIU International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Columbia International University, 22.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CIU #607 in the nation for student age diversity.
CIU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at CIU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is CIU doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how CIU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to CIU?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.
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