Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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.
Learn About Diversity at Southwestern U, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Very Good Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Southwestern University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #885 nationwide.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #837 for ethnic diversity means Southwestern University is above average nationally.
Explore Southwestern U Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Southwestern U if it is available.
Southwestern U ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Southwestern University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Southwestern U is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #946 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 597 males and 799 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Southwestern U
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Southwestern U's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Southwestern University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Southwestern U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Southwestern U is above average.
Average Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Southwestern University come from within Texas. This makes Southwestern U an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,376.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Southwestern U
There is a relatively small community of about 16 international students at Southwestern University representing 11 countries. For all the details, go to the Southwestern U 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 prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Southwestern University, 94.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Southwestern U #2,604 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Southwestern U
Analyze the age distribution of Southwestern 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 people 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 diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is Southwestern U doing at supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Southwestern U supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Southwestern U?
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and helps bring about positive connections.