Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with both students and university admissions officers . What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 .
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Academy of Art University, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
General Diversity is High
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Academy of Art University is ranked #23 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the ability to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Sitting at #46, Academy of Art University has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Academy of Art University
If the data is available, the chart will also show Academy of Art University faculty diversity.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Academy of Art 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 #907 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4,337 males and 5,707 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Academy of Art University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Academy of Art University's faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 52.6% of the students attending Academy of Art University come from within California. This puts Academy of Art University's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #125.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 48 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Are you looking for a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Academy of Art University, 18.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Academy of Art University #723 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Academy of Art University
The bar chart below displays the age distribution of the undergraduate student body at Academy of Art University.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Academy of Art University attracting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Academy of Art University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Academy of Art University?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.