Why Diversity Should Matter to You
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
The college 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 different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Learn About Diversity at AAMU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Good
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Alabama A & M University is ranked #1,191 nationwide.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
It may be difficult for students to meet and learn from students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at this school.
Alabama A & M University is ranked #2,450 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at AAMU
If the data is available, the chart will also show AAMU faculty diversity.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Alabama A & M University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #223 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,032 males and 2,178 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at AAMU
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among AAMU's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be a good option for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 67.8% of the students attending Alabama A & M University come from within Alabama. AAMU's rating of #642 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 30 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at AAMU
There is a small community of about 59 international students at Alabama A & M University representing 20 countries. For all the details, go to the AAMU International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by students from the same age range, while others seek perspectives from other generations.
The traditional college student ranges 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. However, we were not able to do so for Alabama A & M University, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- How is AAMU doing at supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how AAMU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to AAMU?
What are you trying to find when it comes to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are around to inspire unique perspectives.