Why Diversity Matters
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 Oakwood, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Above Average When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Oakwood University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #841 nationwide.
Very Low Racial Diversity
It may be difficult for college students to meet and learn from peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at this school.
Oakwood University is ranked #2,208 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of educating and serving the black community.
Explore Racial Diversity at Oakwood
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Oakwood when it is available.
Oakwood is not racially diverse.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Oakwood University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Oakwood is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #947 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 691 males and 959 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Oakwood
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Oakwood's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Oakwood University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Oakwood's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Oakwood is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 16.2% of the students attending Oakwood University come from within Alabama. This puts Oakwood's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #135.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Oakwood
There is a medium sized community of about 106 international students at Oakwood University representing at least 10 countries. Go to the Oakwood International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Oakwood University, 53.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Oakwood #1,742 in the nation for student age diversity.
Oakwood Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Oakwood.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
- How is Oakwood doing at supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Oakwood supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Oakwood?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also fostering an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.