Diversity Makes a Difference
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 Oklahoma State, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Very High Overall Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is ranked #192 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the ability to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is ranked #883 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Oklahoma State Racial Diversity
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State ranks above average in racial diversity.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Oklahoma State University - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Oklahoma State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #98 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,674 males and 10,318 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Oklahoma State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Oklahoma State's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Oklahoma State is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Oklahoma State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Oklahoma State is excellent.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 67.3% of the students attending Oklahoma State University - Main Campus come from within Oklahoma. This places Oklahoma State's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #490.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Oklahoma State
There is a medium sized community of about 1,819 international students at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus representing at least 48 countries. Click on the Oklahoma State International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Oklahoma State University - Main Campus, 51.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Oklahoma State #1,619 in the nation for student age diversity.
Oklahoma State Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Oklahoma State.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to 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. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- Is Oklahoma State supporting and attracting learners from all backgrounds?
Even a school with high 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 Oklahoma State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Oklahoma State?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to promote unique perspectives.