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 Davidson, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Davidson College is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #108 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Davidson College is ranked #1,802 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Davidson Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show Davidson undergraduate student diversity.
Davidson ranks above average in racial diversity.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Davidson Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Davidson College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Davidson is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #292 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 956 males and 887 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Davidson
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Davidson's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Davidson is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Davidson's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Davidson is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 22.2% of the students attending Davidson College come from within North Carolina. This puts Davidson's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #162.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Davidson
There is a medium sized community of about 125 international students at Davidson College representing at least 32 countries. Check out the Davidson International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some 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?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Davidson College, 90.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Davidson #4,002 in the nation for student age diversity.
Davidson Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Davidson students with the following chart.
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". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer 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 Davidson doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
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 Davidson supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Davidson?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are around to inspire unique perspectives.
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