Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Adelphi, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Adelphi University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,276 nationwide.
High Racial Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Adelphi University is ranked #690 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Adelphi
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Adelphi.
Adelphi boasts excellent racial diversity.
The racial 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 #2,678 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,702 males and 3,689 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 #1,235.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 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 713 international students at Adelphi University representing at least 39 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, 48.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adelphi #1,901 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
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. 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.
- 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?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions 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 meaningful interaction between different groups.
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