Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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 CUW, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Above Average When it Comes to Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Concordia University - Wisconsin is ranked #1,532 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is About Average
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Concordia University - Wisconsin is ranked #2,761 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is similar to the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at CUW
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at CUW when it is available.
CUW's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a school with an equal number of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Concordia University - Wisconsin, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CUW is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #2,305 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,226 males and 2,267 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at CUW
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among CUW's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Concordia University - Wisconsin is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among CUW's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CUW is above average.
Geographic Diversity is High
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 in order to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 69.0% of the students attending Concordia University - Wisconsin come from within Wisconsin. CUW's rating of #716 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at CUW
There is a relatively large community of about 695 international students at Concordia University - Wisconsin representing at least -1 countries. To learn more, see the CUW International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Concordia University - Wisconsin, 31.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CUW #225 in the nation for student age diversity.
CUW Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of CUW students with the following chart.
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 people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. Students who say 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 CUW doing at supporting students from all financial 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 CUW is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to CUW?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also fostering an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
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