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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Dickinson, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Dickinson College is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #339 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse college campuses 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.
Dickinson College is ranked #1,360 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Dickinson
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Dickinson if it is available.
Dickinson's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Gender Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Dickinson College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Dickinson is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #967 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 997 males and 1,385 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Dickinson
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Dickinson's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Dickinson College is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Dickinson's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Dickinson is above average.
Very High Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 22.8% of the students attending Dickinson College come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Dickinson's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #189.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 33 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Dickinson
There is a relatively large community of about 324 international students at Dickinson College representing at least 31 countries. For more complete information, see the Dickinson International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Dickinson College, 91.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Dickinson #2,618 in the nation for student age diversity.
Dickinson Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Dickinson students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to 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 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 Dickinson doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with otherwise 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 Dickinson supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Dickinson?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.