Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. 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 Spelman, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School is Lacking When it Comes to Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we look at the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Unfortunately when it comes to overall diversity Spelman College is ranked #3,215 and is below average.
Poor Representation of Different Racial Groups
Seeking diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #3,568, Spelman College is well below average.
However, this college is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Spelman
If the data is present, the following chart will display Spelman undergraduate student diversity.
Spelman is not racially diverse.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Do you prefer a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Spelman College, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Spelman is majority female.
This college is ranked at #3,671 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 0 males and 2,171 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Spelman
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Spelman's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Spelman is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Spelman's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Spelman is on par with national averages.
Very High Location Diversity From Across the United States
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 23.1% of the students attending Spelman College come from within Georgia. This puts Spelman's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #180.
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 Spelman
There is a small community of about 17 international students at Spelman College representing 6 countries. For all the details, go to the Spelman International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Spelman College, 89.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Spelman #3,933 in the nation for student age diversity.
Spelman Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Spelman students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who say that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to offer 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.
- How is Spelman doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Spelman supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Spelman?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage diversified points of views on campus.
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