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 people 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 actually looking for 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 diversity on 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 Agnes Scott, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Agnes Scott College is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,792 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very High
This very diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know others who come from different cultures and backgrounds.
Placed at #172, Agnes Scott College is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Agnes Scott
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Agnes Scott.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with an equal mix of males to females?
At Agnes Scott College, the male to female student ratio is far below the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #2,557 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6 males and 867 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Agnes Scott
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Agnes Scott's faculty, as well as students.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 52.2% of the students attending Agnes Scott College come from within Georgia. This puts Agnes Scott's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #459.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 26 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Agnes Scott
There is a relatively large community of about 104 international students at Agnes Scott College representing at least 15 countries. For more complete information, see the Agnes Scott International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by other students from the same age range, while others seek more diverse perspectives from other age groups.
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age range of the undergraduate student body. Sadly, we were not able to do so for Agnes Scott College, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Agnes Scott supporting learners from all economic 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 Agnes Scott is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Agnes Scott?
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.