Diversity in College is Important
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers 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 peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 backgrounds and cultures.
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Alliant U, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Alliant International University is considered to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,139 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the ability to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Alliant International University is ranked #350 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Alliant U
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Alliant U.
Alliant U boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is excellent.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal number of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Alliant International University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alliant U is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,691 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 390 males and 554 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Alliant U
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Alliant U's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Alliant International University is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Alliant U's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alliant U is on par with national averages.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Do you want a local school that recruits local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Alliant International University come from within California. This puts Alliant U's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,639.
International Student Diversity at Alliant U
There is a medium sized community of about 241 international students at Alliant International University representing at least -1 countries. Go to the Alliant U International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Alliant International University, 3.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alliant U #690 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Alliant U
Analyze the age distribution of Alliant U undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Alliant U supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Alliant U is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Alliant U?
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 varied perspectives.