Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. 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 Some Knowledge on Diversity at Westmont, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #617 nationwide, Westmont College is above average in overall diversity.
Ranked High in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Westmont College is ranked #775 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Westmont
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Westmont.
Westmont ranks above average in racial representation.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Gender Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Westmont College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Westmont is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #1,208 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 511 males and 789 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Westmont
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Westmont's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Westmont College is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Westmont's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Westmont is excellent.
Above Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 72.6% of the students attending Westmont College come from within California. Westmont's rating of #711 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Westmont
There is a small community of about 25 international students at Westmont College representing 14 countries. To see more, check out the Westmont 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 typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Westmont College, 90.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Westmont #2,591 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Westmont
Analyze the age range of Westmont students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. 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, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- Is Westmont supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Westmont supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Westmont?
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.