Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who say that diversity in college 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, classes, and religions.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also fostering an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Temple, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Temple University is ranked #203 nationwide.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #681 for ethnic diversity means Temple University is above average nationally.
Explore Temple Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Temple when it is available.
Temple ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Temple when it is available.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Temple University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Temple is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #154 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 13,971 males and 14,638 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Temple
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Temple's undergraduate students.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Temple's faculty.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 75.9% of the students attending Temple University come from within Pennsylvania. Temple's rating of #663 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Temple
There is a medium sized community of about 3,121 international students at Temple University representing at least 47 countries. Click on the Temple International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Temple University, 50.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Temple #1,732 in the nation for student age diversity.
Temple Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Temple.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Temple doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Temple supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Temple?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to encourage unique perspectives.