Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
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 innovation and creativity.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also fostering an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at UCSB, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, University of California - Santa Barbara is ranked #174 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Excellent
Many college students value the ability to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #141, University of California - Santa Barbara is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore UCSB Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will display UCSB undergraduate student diversity.
UCSB boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Equal 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 University of California - Santa Barbara, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UCSB is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #425 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,060 males and 11,514 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at UCSB
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UCSB's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UCSB is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UCSB's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UCSB is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending University of California - Santa Barbara come from within California. This makes UCSB an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #806.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 39 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at UCSB
There is a large community of about 2,534 international students at University of California - Santa Barbara representing at least 46 countries. To learn more, see the UCSB International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college 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 University of California - Santa Barbara, 72.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UCSB #2,363 in the nation for student age diversity.
UCSB Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of UCSB students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is UCSB doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how UCSB supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UCSB?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to inspire unique perspectives.