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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Drew, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Drew University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #444 nationwide.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Drew University is ranked #714 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Drew Racial Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show Drew undergraduate student diversity.
Drew ranks above average in racial diversity.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Drew University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Drew is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,052 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 658 males and 879 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Drew
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drew's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Drew University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drew's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Drew 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 rating.
About 60.2% of the students attending Drew University come from within New Jersey. This places Drew's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #561.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 26 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Drew
There is a relatively large community of about 339 international students at Drew University representing at least 35 countries. For more complete information, see the Drew International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity 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. At Drew University, 61.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Drew #1,140 in the nation for student age diversity.
Drew Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Drew.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Drew doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Drew is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Drew?
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.