Why Diversity Should Matter to You
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are 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.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Wofford, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #541 nationwide, Wofford College is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to or the same as the national average, Wofford College is ranked #1,976 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Wofford Ethnic Diversity
When available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Wofford.
Wofford's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Wofford College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Wofford is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #66 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 823 males and 837 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Wofford
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Wofford's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Wofford is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Wofford's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Wofford is excellent.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
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 looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 51.6% of the students attending Wofford College come from within South Carolina. Wofford's rating of #597 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Wofford
There is a small community of about 33 international students at Wofford College representing 12 countries. For all the details, go to the Wofford International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Wofford College, 91.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Wofford #2,976 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Wofford
Analyze the age range of Wofford students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Wofford supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Wofford supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Wofford?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to stimulate diverse perspectives.