Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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 Started Learning About Diversity at Emerson, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Emerson College is ranked #224 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is similar to the national average, Emerson College is ranked #1,255 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Racial Diversity at Emerson
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Emerson.
Emerson's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
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 Emerson College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Emerson is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,099 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,546 males and 2,266 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Emerson
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Emerson's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Emerson College is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Emerson's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Emerson is excellent.
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 decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 21.8% of the students attending Emerson College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Emerson's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #99.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Emerson
There is a relatively large community of about 518 international students at Emerson College representing at least 40 countries. For more complete information, see the Emerson International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Emerson College, 75.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Emerson #2,315 in the nation for student age diversity.
Emerson Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Emerson.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Students who express that diversity in college 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, classes, and religions.
- Is Emerson supporting and attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Emerson is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Emerson?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to stimulate unique perspectives.