Why Diversity is Valuable
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Students who express 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Purdue, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Purdue University - Main Campus is ranked #467 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse schools allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Purdue University - Main Campus is ranked #1,552 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Purdue
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Purdue.
Purdue's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Purdue University - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Purdue is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,061 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 18,189 males and 12,916 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Purdue
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Purdue's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Purdue University - Main Campus is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Purdue's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Purdue is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 62.6% of the students attending Purdue University - Main Campus come from within Indiana. This puts Purdue's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #247.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Purdue
There is a large community of about 9,303 international students at Purdue University - Main Campus representing at least -1 countries. For more complete information, see the Purdue International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Purdue University - Main Campus, 57.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Purdue #1,900 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Purdue
Analyze the age range of Purdue students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Purdue attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise 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 Purdue supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Purdue?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to promote unique perspectives.