Why Diversity Matters
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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.
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Adelphi, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Adelphi University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,362 in the nation.
Ranked Well for Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Adelphi University is ranked #551 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Adelphi
If the data is present, the chart will also show Adelphi faculty diversity.
Below Average When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Adelphi University, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,950 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,534 males and 3,537 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Adelphi
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Adelphi's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Adelphi University come from within New York. This puts Adelphi's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,364.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Adelphi
There is a medium sized community of about 436 international students at Adelphi University representing at least 35 countries. Go to the Adelphi 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Adelphi University, 46.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adelphi #519 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Adelphi
Analyze the age distribution of Adelphi undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Adelphi doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Adelphi is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Adelphi?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.