Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Students who express that diversity in school 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, religions, and classes.
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 Eastern Michigan, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Eastern Michigan University is ranked #935 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the ability to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #1,052 for ethnic diversity means Eastern Michigan University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Eastern Michigan
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan.
Eastern Michigan ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
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 Eastern Michigan University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Eastern Michigan is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,156 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 7,178 males and 10,504 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Eastern Michigan
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Eastern Michigan's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Eastern Michigan University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Eastern Michigan's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Eastern Michigan is excellent.
Typical Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they attended college.
About 85.0% of the students attending Eastern Michigan University come from within Michigan. This puts Eastern Michigan's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,127.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Eastern Michigan
There is a mid sized group of about 685 international students at Eastern Michigan University representing at least 39 countries. Check out the Eastern Michigan International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Eastern Michigan University, 43.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Eastern Michigan #691 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Eastern Michigan
Analyze the age range of Eastern Michigan students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Eastern Michigan attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Eastern Michigan supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Eastern Michigan?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to inspire diverse perspectives.