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?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are seeking are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
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 #271 nationwide.
Average in Ethnic Diversity
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 #1,407 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Allegheny
If the data is present, the following chart will display Allegheny undergraduate student diversity.
Allegheny's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
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 disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Allegheny is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #298 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 909 males and 1,011 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Allegheny
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Allegheny's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Allegheny is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Allegheny's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Allegheny is above average.
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 45.4% of the students attending Allegheny College come from within Pennsylvania. Allegheny's rating of #320 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 34 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 69 international students at Allegheny College representing at least 13 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Allegheny College, 90.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Allegheny #2,682 in the nation for student age diversity.
Allegheny Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Allegheny students with the following 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.