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.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Northern Michigan University, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is Normal
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Northern Michigan University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,238 nationwide.
Below Average Representation of Different Races
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Northern Michigan University is ranked #2,093 in the United States.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Northern Michigan University
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Northern Michigan University.
Northern Michigan University's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Northern Michigan University Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Northern Michigan University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Northern Michigan University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #421 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,194 males and 3,824 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Northern Michigan University
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Northern Michigan University's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Northern Michigan University is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Northern Michigan University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Northern Michigan University is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they attended college.
About 82.1% of the students attending Northern Michigan University come from within Michigan. This makes Northern Michigan University an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,150.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Northern Michigan University
There is a small community of about 108 international students at Northern Michigan University representing 26 countries. For all the details, go to the Northern Michigan University International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Northern Michigan University, 63.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Northern Michigan University #1,376 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Northern Michigan University
Analyze the age range of Northern Michigan University students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are 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 backgrounds and cultures.
- Is Northern Michigan University attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Northern Michigan University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Northern Michigan University?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diversified points of views on campus.