Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who state that diversity in university 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 university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Allegheny, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Allegheny College is ranked #413 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Normal
Ethnically diverse schools allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Allegheny College is ranked #1,750 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Allegheny
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Allegheny.
Equal 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 Allegheny 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 #627 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 917 males and 1,106 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Allegheny
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Allegheny's faculty, as well as students.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 46.8% of the students attending Allegheny College come from within Pennsylvania. Allegheny's rating of #301 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Allegheny
There is a mid sized group of about 77 international students at Allegheny College representing at least 14 countries. Click on the Allegheny International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some 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?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Allegheny College, 91.0% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Allegheny #1,487 in the nation for student age diversity.
Allegheny Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Allegheny undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Allegheny attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
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 Allegheny supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Allegheny?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are offered that encourage diversified points of views on campus.