Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. 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 Oxy, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Very High Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Occidental College is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #66 nationwide.
Very High Racial Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #268, Occidental College has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Oxy
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Oxy when it is available.
Oxy boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good diversity of races in faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Occidental College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Oxy is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #791 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 847 males and 1,125 females.
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If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Oxy's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Occidental College is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Oxy's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Oxy is above average.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 43.0% of the students attending Occidental College come from within California. This puts Oxy's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #191.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Oxy
There is a mid sized group of about 136 international students at Occidental College representing at least 25 countries. Check out the Oxy International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Occidental College, 95.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Oxy #2,736 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Oxy
Analyze the age range of Oxy 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. 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 varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is Oxy doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Oxy is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Oxy?
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage 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.