Why Diversity Matters
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
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 college experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking 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 cultures and backgrounds.
The university 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 differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Adelphi, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Adelphi University is considered to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,188 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #618 for ethnic diversity means Adelphi University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Adelphi
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Adelphi.
Adelphi ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution with an equal amount of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Adelphi University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Adelphi is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,920 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,532 males and 3,320 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Adelphi
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Adelphi's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Adelphi University is higher than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Adelphi's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Adelphi is on par with national averages.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly 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.
Over 90% of the students attending Adelphi University come from within New York. This puts Adelphi's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,213.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Adelphi
There is a medium sized community of about 372 international students at Adelphi University representing at least 34 countries. Go to the Adelphi International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Adelphi University, 47.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adelphi #967 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Adelphi
Analyze the age distribution of Adelphi students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Adelphi doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high 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 Adelphi is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Adelphi?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.