Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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 NNU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is Good
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Northwest Nazarene University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #999 nationwide.
Below Average in Racial Diversity
Many students value the chance to meet and learn from student-peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Northwest Nazarene University is ranked #1,776 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at NNU
If the data is present, the following chart will show NNU undergraduate student diversity.
NNU's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial 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 equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Northwest Nazarene University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at NNU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,210 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 610 males and 870 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at NNU
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among NNU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Northwest Nazarene University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among NNU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at NNU is on par with national averages.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 50.7% of the students attending Northwest Nazarene University come from within Idaho. This puts NNU's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #582.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 17 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at NNU
There is a relatively small community of about 8 international students at Northwest Nazarene University representing 17 countries. To see more, check out the NNU International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Northwest Nazarene University, 39.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank NNU #199 in the nation for student age diversity.
NNU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at NNU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. Students who say that diversity in college 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.
- How is NNU doing at supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how NNU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to NNU?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also encouraging an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
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