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.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Alliant International University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #764 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the ability to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Alliant International University is ranked #516 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national 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 ranks above average in 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 #1,512 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 647 males and 824 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.
Normal Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 75.0% of the students attending Alliant International University come from within California. This places Alliant U at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #941.
International Student Diversity at Alliant U
There is a medium sized community of about 242 international students at Alliant International University representing at least 32 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, students range in age from 18 to 21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Alliant International University, 2.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alliant U #630 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Alliant U
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Alliant U.
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.