Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Alvernia, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Average Diversity at This School
We calculated an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Alvernia University is about average ranked at #1,742.
Ethnic Diversity is About Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Alvernia University is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,428 in the nation.
Explore Alvernia Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Alvernia when it is available.
Alvernia's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with an equal mix of males to females?
At Alvernia University, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alvernia is majority female.
This university is ranked at #2,004 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 607 males and 1,716 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alvernia
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alvernia's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Alvernia is poor compared to the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alvernia's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alvernia is above average.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
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?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
About 74.6% of the students attending Alvernia University come from within Pennsylvania. This makes Alvernia an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,366.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alvernia
There is a small community of about 16 international students at Alvernia University representing 5 countries. To see more, check out the Alvernia 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?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Alvernia University, 46.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alvernia #454 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Alvernia
Analyze the age range of Alvernia students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Alvernia attracting and supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average 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 Alvernia supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Alvernia?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to encourage diverse perspectives.