Why Diversity Matters
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 Seattle U, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School has Excellent Diversity in General
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Seattle University is ranked #112 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Very Good
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #206, Seattle University has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Seattle U
If the data is available, the following chart will display Seattle U undergraduate student diversity.
Seattle U boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good diversity of races in 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 equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Seattle University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Seattle U is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,307 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,755 males and 2,805 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Seattle U
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Seattle U's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Seattle University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Seattle U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Seattle U is above average.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 32.0% of the students attending Seattle University come from within Washington. This puts Seattle U's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #176.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 36 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Seattle U
There is a large community of about 742 international students at Seattle University representing at least 37 countries. For more information, see the Seattle U International Student Page.
What is the Age Range 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 Seattle University, 50.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Seattle U #1,010 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Seattle U
Analyze the age range of Seattle U students with the following chart.
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 individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
- Is Seattle U supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Seattle U is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Seattle U?
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.