Why Diversity Should Matter to You
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for 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 backgrounds and cultures.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on 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 confident interaction between different groups.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Academy College, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Academy College is thought to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,371 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #263, Academy College has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Academy College
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Academy College.
Academy College boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
If the data is available, the following chart will also display Academy College faculty diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Comparable to National Averages 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 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 #2,139 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 93 males and 31 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Academy College
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Academy College's undergraduate students.
Academy College's male to female ratio is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Academy College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Academy College is below national averages.
Typical Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they attended college.
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 #1,356.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Academy College, 13.7% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Academy College #843 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Academy College
Analyze the age range of Academy College undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Academy College supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great 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 Academy College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Academy College?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are around to encourage varied perspectives.