Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Valpo, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #463 nationwide, Valparaiso University is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Normal in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Valparaiso University is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,467 in the country.
Explore Valpo Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Valpo when it is available.
Valpo's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Valparaiso University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Valpo is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #590 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,452 males and 1,772 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Valpo
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Valpo's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Valparaiso University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Valpo's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Valpo is above average.
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 in order to come up with the geographic diversity rating.
About 43.3% of the students attending Valparaiso University come from within Indiana. This puts Valpo's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #426.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Valpo
There is a medium sized community of about 359 international students at Valparaiso University representing at least 35 countries. Check out the Valpo 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 prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Valparaiso University, 67.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Valpo #1,965 in the nation for student age diversity.
Valpo Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Valpo students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Is Valpo attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Valpo is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Valpo?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to stimulate varied perspectives.