Diversity Makes a Difference
It's likely you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the university experience?
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.
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 an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Johns Hopkins, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #5 in the nation, Johns Hopkins University is considered highly diverse.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very High
Many college students value the ability to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Johns Hopkins University is ranked #138 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Johns Hopkins
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins when it is available.
Johns Hopkins boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Johns Hopkins University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Johns Hopkins is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #28 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,887 males and 3,155 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Johns Hopkins
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Johns Hopkins' undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Johns Hopkins is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Johns Hopkins' faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Johns Hopkins is above average.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 11.8% of the students attending Johns Hopkins University come from within Maryland. This puts Johns Hopkins' level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #36.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Johns Hopkins
There is a large community of about 4,490 international students at Johns Hopkins University representing at least 48 countries. For more complete information, see the Johns Hopkins International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Johns Hopkins University, 22.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Johns Hopkins #799 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Johns Hopkins
Analyze the age range of Johns Hopkins students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Johns Hopkins supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise 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 Johns Hopkins supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Johns Hopkins?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage varied points of views on campus.