Diversity Makes a Difference
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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at NJIT, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Normal Diversity at This School
We calculated an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
New Jersey Institute of Technology is thought to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,582 nationwide.
High Racial Diversity
Many college students value the ability to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #307, New Jersey Institute of Technology is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
NJIT Racial Demographics
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at NJIT.
NJIT boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good diversity of races in faculty.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Will you feel more comfortable on a college campus with an equal mix of males to females?
At New Jersey Institute of Technology, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at NJIT is majority male.
This institution is ranked at #2,029 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6,290 males and 2,193 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at NJIT
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among NJIT's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at NJIT is poor compared to the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among NJIT's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at NJIT is on par with national averages.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within New Jersey? This could be a good choice for you.
We've arrived at the location diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending New Jersey Institute of Technology come from within New Jersey. This means NJIT is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,512.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at NJIT
There is a large community of about 1,875 international students at New Jersey Institute of Technology representing at least 45 countries. For more complete information, see the NJIT International Student Page.
Age Range 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At New Jersey Institute of Technology, 42.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank NJIT #1,485 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at NJIT
Analyze the age range of NJIT students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Largely 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. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are seeking 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 NJIT doing at attracting students from all financial 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 NJIT supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to NJIT?
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.