Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. 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 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 racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #675 nationwide, Wofford College is above average in overall diversity.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to or the same as the national average, Wofford College is ranked #1,652 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Wofford
When available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Wofford.
Wofford's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Good
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At Wofford College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Wofford is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #488 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 771 males and 907 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Wofford
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Wofford's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Wofford College is lower than the national average.
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 54.5% of the students attending Wofford College come from within South Carolina. Wofford's rating of #629 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 26 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 26 international students at Wofford College representing 16 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, 91.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Wofford #2,656 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
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. 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.
- 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.