Diversity Makes a Difference
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 Elon University, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Elon University is ranked #433 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Normal
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Elon University is pretty average when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,697 in the country.
Explore Elon University Racial Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show Elon University undergraduate student diversity.
Elon University's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Elon University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Elon University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,124 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,441 males and 3,604 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Elon University
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Elon University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Elon University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Elon University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Elon University is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 17.7% of the students attending Elon University come from within North Carolina. This puts Elon University's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #125.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Elon University
There is a medium sized community of about 140 international students at Elon University representing at least 27 countries. Go to the Elon University International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Elon University, 82.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Elon University #2,426 in the nation for student age diversity.
Elon University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Elon University.
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, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Students who say 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, classes, and religions.
- How is Elon University doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Elon University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Elon University?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.