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 also display the diversity of faculty at Alaska Pacific when it is available.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Alaska Pacific University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that 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 faculty, as well as students.
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. Alaska Pacific's rating of #591 puts it above the national average.
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
Analyze the age distribution of Alaska Pacific undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Alaska Pacific doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Alaska Pacific is supporting low-income students check 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.