Why Diversity Matters
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 Willamette, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Ranked #120 in the nation, Willamette University is considered highly diverse.
This School is Considered Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Willamette University is ranked #639 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Willamette
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Willamette when it is available.
Willamette ranks above average in racial representation.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Willamette University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Willamette is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #871 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 828 males and 1,120 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Willamette
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Willamette's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Willamette University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Willamette's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Willamette is excellent.
Excellent Location Diversity Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they attended college.
About 21.4% of the students attending Willamette University come from within Oregon. This puts Willamette's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #178.
Explore 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 Willamette
There is a mid sized group of about 233 international students at Willamette University representing at least 19 countries. Check out the Willamette International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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 Willamette University, 77.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Willamette #2,183 in the nation for student age diversity.
Willamette Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Willamette 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 mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas. Students who state that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- Is Willamette supporting learners from all income 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 Willamette supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Willamette?
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.