Why Diversity Matters
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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at PLNU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #601 nationwide, Point Loma Nazarene University is above average in overall diversity.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Point Loma Nazarene University is ranked #466 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore PLNU Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at PLNU if it is available.
PLNU ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal amount of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at PLNU is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,580 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,078 males and 2,022 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at PLNU
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among PLNU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Point Loma Nazarene University is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among PLNU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at PLNU is above average.
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 examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rating.
About 76.1% of the students attending Point Loma Nazarene University come from within California. PLNU's rating of #585 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at PLNU
There is a relatively small community of about 55 international students at Point Loma Nazarene University representing 21 countries. To see more, check out the PLNU International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Point Loma Nazarene University, 50.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank PLNU #786 in the nation for student age diversity.
PLNU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at PLNU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to 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, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is PLNU doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how PLNU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to PLNU?
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.