Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Alma, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Average Diversity at This School
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Alma College sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,864 nationwide.
Substandard Racial Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from other students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Alma College is ranked #2,970 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Alma Racial Demographics
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Alma.
Alma's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Alma College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alma is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,420 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 593 males and 840 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alma
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Alma's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Alma College is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Alma's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alma is excellent.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they attended college.
About 88.8% of the students attending Alma College come from within Michigan. This makes Alma an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,484.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alma
There is a small community of about 26 international students at Alma College representing 7 countries. For all the details, go to the Alma International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Alma College, 89.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alma #3,909 in the nation for student age diversity.
Alma Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Alma students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
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. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for 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.
- How is Alma doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Alma supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Alma?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage varied points of views on campus.
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