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 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 cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at IU Bloomington, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Indiana University - Bloomington is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #287 nationwide.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Indiana University - Bloomington is ranked #1,528 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is close to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at IU Bloomington
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at IU Bloomington when it is available.
IU Bloomington's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
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 Indiana University - Bloomington, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at IU Bloomington is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #83 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 19,200 males and 19,984 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at IU Bloomington
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among IU Bloomington's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at IU Bloomington is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among IU Bloomington's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at IU Bloomington is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 62.5% of the students attending Indiana University - Bloomington come from within Indiana. This puts IU Bloomington's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #365.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at IU Bloomington
There is a relatively large community of about 6,534 international students at Indiana University - Bloomington representing at least 49 countries. For more complete information, see the IU Bloomington International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Indiana University - Bloomington, 58.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank IU Bloomington #1,591 in the nation for student age diversity.
IU Bloomington Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at IU Bloomington.
Questions About Diversity
- Is IU Bloomington supporting students from all economic 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 IU Bloomington is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to IU Bloomington?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.