Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers 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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at SCU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Santa Clara University is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #46 nationwide.
High Racial Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Santa Clara University is ranked #319 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore SCU Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show SCU undergraduate student diversity.
SCU boasts excellent racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Santa Clara University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at SCU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #19 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,757 males and 2,742 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at SCU
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among SCU's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at SCU is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among SCU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at SCU 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 come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 59.3% of the students attending Santa Clara University come from within California. This puts SCU's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #264.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at SCU
There is a relatively large community of about 1,111 international students at Santa Clara University representing at least 41 countries. For more complete information, see the SCU International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Santa Clara University, 56.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank SCU #1,522 in the nation for student age diversity.
SCU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at SCU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely 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 a college 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.
- How is SCU doing at attracting students from all economic 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 SCU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to SCU?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.