Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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.
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 racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #637 nationwide, Alaska Pacific University is above average in overall diversity.
Racial Diversity 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 #463 in ethnic diversity nationwide which means it is well above average nationally.
Explore Alaska Pacific Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific when it is available.
Alaska Pacific boasts excellent racial diversity.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution 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 #2,552 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 98 males and 203 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.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Alaska Pacific University is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Alaska Pacific's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alaska Pacific is on par with national averages.
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 59.0% 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 #632.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 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 2 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 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Alaska Pacific University, 21.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alaska Pacific #93 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Alaska Pacific
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Alaska Pacific.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. 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.
- 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?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.
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