Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. 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 UW - Eau Claire, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Normal Diversity at This School
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is about average with a ranking of #1,649.
Below Average in Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is ranked #2,194 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at UW - Eau Claire
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at UW - Eau Claire.
UW - Eau Claire's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
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 equal numbers of men and women.
At University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at UW - Eau Claire is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,389 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,862 males and 6,223 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at UW - Eau Claire
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UW - Eau Claire's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UW - Eau Claire's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UW - Eau Claire is above average.
Typical Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 68.8% of the students attending University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire come from within Wisconsin. This puts UW - Eau Claire's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,163.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at UW - Eau Claire
There is a relatively small community of about 213 international students at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire representing 20 countries. For all the details, go to the UW - Eau Claire International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 69.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UW - Eau Claire #2,283 in the nation for student age diversity.
UW - Eau Claire Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of UW - Eau Claire 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 a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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.
- How is UW - Eau Claire doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how UW - Eau Claire is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UW - Eau Claire?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to stimulate varied perspectives.