Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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 Gordon College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School has Superb Overall Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Gordon College is ranked #618 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Gordon College is ranked #2,246 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is pretty close to the national average.
Explore Gordon College Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Gordon College.
Gordon College's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Gordon College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Gordon College is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #2,186 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 592 males and 1,026 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Gordon College
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Gordon College's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Gordon College is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Gordon College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Gordon College is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 32.2% of the students attending Gordon College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Gordon College's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #238.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Gordon College
There is a medium sized community of about 162 international students at Gordon College representing at least 28 countries. Check out the Gordon College International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
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 typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Gordon College, 69.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Gordon College #3,139 in the nation for student age diversity.
Gordon College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Gordon College.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about 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 state 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 Gordon College doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial 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 Gordon College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Gordon College?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to promote diverse perspectives.
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