Diversity Makes a Difference
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Students who say that diversity in university 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, classes, and religions.
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 promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Lipscomb, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Lipscomb University is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #778 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Lipscomb University is ranked #1,778 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is close to to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Lipscomb
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Lipscomb.
Lipscomb's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Lipscomb.
The ethnic 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 equal numbers of men and women.
At Lipscomb University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Lipscomb is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,457 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,167 males and 1,863 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Lipscomb
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Lipscomb's undergraduate students.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Lipscomb's faculty.
Geographic Diversity is Above Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 58.7% of the students attending Lipscomb University come from within Tennessee. Lipscomb's rating of #397 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Lipscomb
There is a small community of about 76 international students at Lipscomb University representing 26 countries. For all the details, go to the Lipscomb International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Lipscomb University, 45.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Lipscomb #1,017 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Lipscomb
Analyze the age range of Lipscomb undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Lipscomb supporting and attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with great 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 Lipscomb is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Lipscomb?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diverse points of views on campus.