Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students 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 Some Knowledge on Diversity at Lafayette, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Ranked #162 in the nation, Lafayette College is considered highly diverse.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse colleges allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Lafayette College is ranked #1,475 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is pretty close to the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Lafayette
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Lafayette when it is available.
Lafayette's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Lafayette College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Lafayette is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #211 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,249 males and 1,345 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Lafayette
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Lafayette's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Lafayette is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Lafayette's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Lafayette is excellent.
Very High Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they attended college.
About 18.1% of the students attending Lafayette College come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Lafayette's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #145.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 36 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Lafayette
There is a large community of about 260 international students at Lafayette College representing at least 35 countries. To learn more, see the Lafayette International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college 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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Lafayette College, 91.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Lafayette #2,635 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Lafayette
Analyze the age range of Lafayette students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Students who state that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- Is Lafayette supporting and attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Lafayette supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Lafayette?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also fostering an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.