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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at FDU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Good
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #750 nationwide, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus is above average in overall diversity.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #705 for ethnic diversity means Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus is above average nationally.
Explore Racial Diversity at FDU
If the data is available, the following chart will show FDU undergraduate student diversity.
FDU ranks above average in racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at FDU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #825 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,185 males and 1,562 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at FDU
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among FDU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among FDU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at FDU is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 81.5% of the students attending Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus come from within New Jersey. This places FDU at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,306.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at FDU
There is a relatively small community of about 43 international students at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus representing -1 countries. For all the details, go to the FDU International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus, 64.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank FDU #2,050 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at FDU
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at FDU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. 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 FDU doing at 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 FDU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to FDU?
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.