Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score 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 GWU, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
George Washington University is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #45 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the ability to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #664 for ethnic diversity means George Washington University is above average nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at GWU
If the data is available, the following chart will display GWU undergraduate student diversity.
GWU ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At George Washington University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at GWU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #892 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4,930 males and 6,574 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at GWU
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among GWU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at George Washington University is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among GWU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at GWU is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending George Washington University come from within District of Columbia. This puts GWU's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #7.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at GWU
There is a large community of about 4,206 international students at George Washington University representing at least 50 countries. For more information, see the GWU International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some students 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 typical student is between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At George Washington University, 30.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank GWU #667 in the nation for student age diversity.
GWU Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of GWU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is GWU doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with 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 GWU supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to GWU?
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in meaningful and positive ways.