Why Diversity is Valuable
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Alfred, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Above Average When it Comes to Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #747 nationwide, Alfred University is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Alfred University is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,514 in the nation.
Explore Alfred Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Alfred if it is available.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Alfred University, 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 university is ranked at #182 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 979 males and 941 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alfred
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Alfred's faculty, as well as students.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they attended college.
About 81.2% of the students attending Alfred University come from within New York. This makes Alfred an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,189.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alfred
There is a mid sized group of about 94 international students at Alfred University representing at least 18 countries. Check out the Alfred International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Alfred University, 69.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alfred #1,180 in the nation for student age diversity.
Alfred Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Alfred undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Alfred attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Alfred supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alfred?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are offered to inspire diverse perspectives.