Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students 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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Whittier, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Whittier College is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #299 nationwide.
Excellent Racial Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Whittier College is ranked #349 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Whittier
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Whittier.
Whittier boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good racial representation in faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Whittier College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Whittier is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #771 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 728 males and 953 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Whittier
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Whittier's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Whittier College is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Whittier's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Whittier 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 to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 79.5% of the students attending Whittier College come from within California. Whittier's rating of #694 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Whittier
There is a medium sized community of about 54 international students at Whittier College representing at least -1 countries. Go to the Whittier International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Whittier College, 72.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Whittier #2,155 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Whittier
Analyze the age distribution of Whittier 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". Today we use it to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Whittier doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Whittier supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Whittier?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.