Why Diversity is Valuable
It is quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss diversity?
Largely 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.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Students who say that diversity in university 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Duke, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
The Very Best Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for every school.
Duke University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #14 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very Good
This very diverse school may be a great place for college students to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Duke University is ranked #379 in ethnic diversity nationwide which means it is well above average nationally .
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Duke
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Duke when it is available.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Duke University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #50 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,318 males and 3,308 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Duke
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Duke's faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've caluclated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 16.2% of the students attending Duke University come from within North Carolina. This puts Duke's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #32.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 48 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Duke
There is a relatively large community of about 2,899 international students at Duke University representing at least 50 countries. For more complete information, see the Duke International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by learners who are the same age, while others seek input from other age groups.
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. We were able to determine the student body age rage for most of the colleges in our database. Unfortunately, we were not able to do so for Duke University, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Duke doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Duke is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Duke?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.