Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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 Ohio U, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
The Diversity Here is Average
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing too impressive or too negative when it comes to diversity, Ohio University - Main Campus is about average ranked at #1,401.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many learners 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.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Ohio University - Main Campus is ranked #2,034 in the country.
Explore Racial Diversity at Ohio U
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Ohio U.
Ohio U's racial diversity is below the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Ohio University - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Ohio U is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,228 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 9,320 males and 13,847 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Ohio U
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Ohio U's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Ohio University - Main Campus is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Ohio U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Ohio U is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 88.1% of the students attending Ohio University - Main Campus come from within Ohio. This puts Ohio U's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #974.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Ohio U
There is a medium sized community of about 1,325 international students at Ohio University - Main Campus representing at least 44 countries. Click on the Ohio U International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Ohio University - Main Campus, 49.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ohio U #889 in the nation for student age diversity.
Ohio U Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Ohio U.
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 systems and cultures that come with them. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually 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 Ohio U doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Ohio U is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Ohio U?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.