How is Diversity Important to You?
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
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 an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Alaska Pacific, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #534 nationwide, Alaska Pacific University is above average in overall diversity.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Excellent
This highly diverse school may be a great place for college students to get to know others who come from different cultures and backgrounds.
Alaska Pacific University is ranked #486 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Alaska Pacific Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific when it is available.
Alaska Pacific boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Alaska Pacific when it is available.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal mix of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Alaska Pacific University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alaska Pacific is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,687 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 97 males and 185 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alaska Pacific
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Alaska Pacific's undergraduate students.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Alaska Pacific's faculty.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 52.6% of the students attending Alaska Pacific University come from within Alaska. This places Alaska Pacific's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #591.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 8 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alaska Pacific
There is a relatively small community of about 1 international students at Alaska Pacific University representing 3 countries. To see more, check out the Alaska Pacific International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some college students 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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Alaska Pacific University, 17.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alaska Pacific #65 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Alaska Pacific
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Alaska Pacific.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Alaska Pacific doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Alaska Pacific supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Alaska Pacific?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are around to encourage diverse perspectives.