Will SCU improve their National recognition?

<p>I was taking a look at recent year groups of SCU enrollments in terms of in state vs. out of state. It seems to run as low as 33% out of state to as high as 41%. However that 41% figure is only in the last year group. And it is a sizeable gain in out of state students considering they have comprised only 33% to 38% since 2002 except in 2000- 2001, when it was the highest at 43%. In the past year SCU has sought to raise their national profile. The most recent year group was 5 percentage points higher than the previous year and the highest it has been is 43% in the 2000-2001 group. The school has always been lop sided in these numbers, 57+ percentage points in state students enrolled last year. It seems the school continues to struggle to shake the regional, mostly Californian enrollment. It also continues to struggle to increase its male enrollment, something needed as well given the male to female ratio is like many colleges, out of balance.(56% are females; 44% are males ) </p>

<p>With an abundance(57%) of in state students and 32% minority enrollment is there enough diversity at the school or is the diverse population of the Bay area, with so many people representing hundreds of countries and ethnic groups from around the world, and strong reputation for tolerance, enough in terms of student experience? I remember growing up in one of the least diverse communities in America in the 60's and 70's. The military. That may not be the case anymore but it was then. I know we never met a more diverse community of people than when we moved to Northern California. Our house was always interesting as my sons brought home school friends from Russia, Finland, Belgium, Afghanistan( and his dad was a member of the formerly in power Afghani royal family), Iran, Taiwan, Israel and India, and Germany(an exchange student). We have had more languages spoken in our home by the kids my sons made friends with here, and more cultural experiences here than possible unless we moved to those places. Spending time with one family who left Russia for Israel, then moved here, their son, an accomplished gymnast, spoke no less than 4 languages and he was a jr high student at the time. His mother was indeed one of the most interesting people I have met here. One of the most compeling reasons, I think, of getting an education in a school that is overwhelmingly made up of California students is the incredible diversity found here and in the backround of SCU students. And if one looks a little further than the campus, with its 32% minority in a state with a much higher minority rate, they too can enjoy the rich experience that Northern California offers.</p>