Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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.
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Above Average Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #702 nationwide, Georgia Southern University is above average in overall diversity.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,386 for ethnic diversity means Georgia Southern University is above average nationally.
Explore GaSou Racial Diversity
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at GaSou.
GaSou ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Georgia Southern University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at GaSou is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #723 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,500 males and 12,630 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at GaSou
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among GaSou's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at GaSou is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among GaSou's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at GaSou is above average.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Georgia Southern University come from within Georgia. This places GaSou at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,315.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at GaSou
There is a medium sized community of about 540 international students at Georgia Southern University representing at least 35 countries. Go to the GaSou International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Georgia Southern University, 48.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank GaSou #3,055 in the nation for student age diversity.
GaSou Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of GaSou 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 simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking 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.
- Is GaSou attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how GaSou supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to GaSou?
The college 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 encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
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