Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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.
Learn About Diversity at Louisiana State University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #401 nationwide, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is above average in overall diversity.
Racial Diversity is About Average
Racially diverse college campuses 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.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is ranked #1,281 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Louisiana State University
If the data is present, the following chart will show Louisiana State University undergraduate student diversity.
Louisiana State University's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Louisiana State University is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #189 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 12,194 males and 13,250 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Louisiana State University
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Louisiana State University's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Louisiana State University is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Louisiana State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Louisiana State University is excellent.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 81.9% of the students attending Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College come from within Louisiana. This places Louisiana State University's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #615.
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.
The Amount of International Students at Louisiana State University
There is a medium sized community of about 1,641 international students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College representing at least 49 countries. Check out the Louisiana State University International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 60.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Louisiana State University #1,643 in the nation for student age diversity.
Louisiana State University Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Louisiana State University students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually looking for 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.
- How is Louisiana State University doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Louisiana State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Louisiana State University?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to stimulate diverse perspectives.