Diversity in College is Important
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among students and university 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.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Students who say that diversity in university 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Adelphi, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
The Diversity Here is Average
We calculated an overall diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Adelphi University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,362 in the nation.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #551 for ethnic diversity means Adelphi University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Adelphi
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Adelphi when it is available.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Adelphi University, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,950 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,534 males and 3,537 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Adelphi
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Adelphi's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
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?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Adelphi University come from within New York. This puts Adelphi's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,364.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Adelphi
There is a mid sized group of about 436 international students at Adelphi University representing at least 35 countries. Check out the Adelphi International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a wide age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Adelphi University, 46.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adelphi #519 in the nation for student age diversity.
Adelphi Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age distribution of the undergraduate student body at Adelphi.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Adelphi doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Adelphi is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Adelphi?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.