Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among students and college admissions officers alike . What does it mean to you?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking is 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 .
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Adrian, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Adrian College is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #889 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Adrian College is ranked #1,704 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is close to to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Adrian
When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Adrian.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Adrian College, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #332 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 845 males and 777 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Adrian
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Adrian's faculty, as well as students.
Typical Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 78.8% of the students attending Adrian College come from within Michigan. This puts Adrian's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,177.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Adrian
There is a small community of about 1 international students at Adrian College representing 8 countries. To see more, check out the Adrian International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a college where most students are about your own age?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Adrian College, 80.5% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adrian #1,431 in the nation for student age diversity.
Adrian Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below shows the age range of the undergraduate student body at Adrian.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Adrian supporting and attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Adrian supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Adrian?
What are you looking for in regards to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are available to inspire diverse perspectives.