Why Diversity is Important
It is quite possible you have heard that diversity is critical to the full college experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Adrian, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Adrian College is ranked #889 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Adrian College is ranked #1,704 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Adrian
If the data is present, the chart will also show Adrian faculty diversity.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Adrian College, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #332 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 845 males and 777 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Adrian
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Adrian's faculty, as well as students.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
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 factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 78.8% of the students attending Adrian College come from within Michigan. This places Adrian at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,177.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Adrian
There is a relatively small community of about 1 international students at Adrian College representing 8 countries. To see more, check out the Adrian International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Adrian College, 80.5% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Adrian #1,431 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Adrian
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Adrian.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Adrian doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Adrian supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Adrian?
Contact the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are offered that encourage varied perspectives on campus.