Why Diversity Matters
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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Earlham, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Earlham College is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #131 nationwide.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Earlham College is ranked #1,656 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Earlham Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Earlham when it is available.
Earlham ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
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 Earlham College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Earlham is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #687 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 483 males and 567 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Earlham
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Earlham's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Earlham is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Earlham's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Earlham is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 24.8% of the students attending Earlham College come from within Indiana. This puts Earlham's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #164.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Earlham
There is a relatively large community of about 238 international students at Earlham College representing at least 36 countries. To learn more, see the Earlham International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some college 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Earlham College, 86.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Earlham #3,796 in the nation for student age diversity.
Earlham Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Earlham students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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 Earlham doing at supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Earlham supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Earlham?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and helps bring about positive connections.
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