Diversity Makes a Difference
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Broadly 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.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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.
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Learn About Diversity at MSOE, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Average Diversity at This School
We come up with a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Milwaukee School of Engineering sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,582 in the nation.
Ethnic Diversity is About Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,788 in the country.
Explore MSOE Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show MSOE undergraduate student diversity.
MSOE's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Milwaukee School of Engineering, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at MSOE is predominantly male.
This institution is ranked at #1,995 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,942 males and 700 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at MSOE
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among MSOE's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at MSOE is poor compared to the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among MSOE's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at MSOE is above average.
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 rating.
About 62.2% of the students attending Milwaukee School of Engineering come from within Wisconsin. MSOE's rating of #600 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at MSOE
There is a relatively large community of about 308 international students at Milwaukee School of Engineering representing at least 21 countries. To learn more, see the MSOE International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Milwaukee School of Engineering, 63.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank MSOE #1,967 in the nation for student age diversity.
MSOE Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at MSOE.
Questions About Diversity
- How is MSOE doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how MSOE is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to MSOE?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage varied perspectives on campus.