Why Diversity Matters
It is quite possible you've heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Broadly 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.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually looking for 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 backgrounds and cultures.
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Fort Lewis College, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
The Very Best Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Fort Lewis College is ranked #54 nationwide.
High Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the ability to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Fort Lewis College is ranked #408 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Fort Lewis College
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Fort Lewis College.
Fort Lewis College boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Fort Lewis College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Fort Lewis College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #62 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,792 males and 1,798 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Fort Lewis College
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Fort Lewis College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Fort Lewis College is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Fort Lewis College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Fort Lewis College is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend 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 47.8% of the students attending Fort Lewis College come from within Colorado. This puts Fort Lewis College's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #258.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Fort Lewis College
There is a relatively small community of about 53 international students at Fort Lewis College representing 12 countries. To see more, check out the Fort Lewis College International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
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?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Fort Lewis College, 67.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Fort Lewis College #2,066 in the nation for student age diversity.
Fort Lewis College Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Fort Lewis College students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Fort Lewis College attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Fort Lewis College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Fort Lewis College?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.