Diversity Makes a Difference
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.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Pacific, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Pacific University is ranked #170 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Very High
This highly diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Pacific University is ranked #187 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Pacific Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display Pacific undergraduate student diversity.
Pacific boasts excellent racial diversity.
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 Pacific University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Pacific is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,062 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 752 males and 1,124 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Pacific
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Pacific's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Pacific University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Pacific's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Pacific is on par with national averages.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 42.3% of the students attending Pacific University come from within Oregon. Pacific's rating of #408 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Pacific
There is a mid sized group of about 138 international students at Pacific University representing at least 18 countries. Go to the Pacific International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some students 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 student is between the ages of 18-21. At Pacific University, 39.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Pacific #1,020 in the nation for student age diversity.
Pacific Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Pacific students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who state that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is Pacific doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Pacific supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Pacific?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to promote diverse perspectives.