Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be a buzzword with both students and college admissions officers . What does it mean to you?
Broadly 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 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 schools 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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Academy College, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with a total diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Academy College is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,689 nationwide.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Academy College is ranked #729 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Academy College
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Academy College.
Male to Female Balance is Below Average
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Academy College, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly male.
This college is ranked at #2,203 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 99 males and 28 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Academy College
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Academy College'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 primarily 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.
About 60.0% of the students attending Academy College come from within Minnesota. This puts Academy College's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,343.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 2 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a college where most students are the same age as you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Academy College, 14.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Academy College #521 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Academy College
Analyze the age distribution of Academy College undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Academy College doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial 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 Academy College supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Academy College?
What are you looking for in regards to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to inspire diverse perspectives.