Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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 the Facts on Diversity at Drexel, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School has Superb Overall Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Drexel University is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #100 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #570 for ethnic diversity means Drexel University is above average nationally.
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If the data is available, the following chart will show Drexel undergraduate student diversity.
Drexel ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Drexel Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Drexel University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Drexel is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #342 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 8,032 males and 7,502 females.
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When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drexel's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Drexel is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drexel's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Drexel 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 to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 46.7% of the students attending Drexel University come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Drexel's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #272.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Drexel
There is a relatively large community of about 2,925 international students at Drexel University representing at least 50 countries. For more information, see the Drexel International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
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 Drexel University, 42.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Drexel #821 in the nation for student age diversity.
Drexel Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Drexel.
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 express 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, religions, and classes.
- How is Drexel doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Drexel is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Drexel?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are offered to encourage varied perspectives.