Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
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.
How does this translate to the university experience?
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, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial connections between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Alverno, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School is Below Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we look at the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, Alverno College is ranked #2,177 in the nation.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very Good
This highly diverse school may be a great place for college students to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #321, Alverno College has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Alverno
If the data is available, the following chart will display Alverno undergraduate student diversity.
Alverno boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Alverno if it is available.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Do you prefer a college campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Alverno College, the male to female student ratio is far below the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is majority female.
This college is ranked at #2,609 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2 males and 1,556 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Alverno
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Alverno's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Alverno is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Alverno's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alverno is below national averages.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within Wisconsin? This could be a good choice for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Alverno College come from within Wisconsin. This means Alverno is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,609.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 10 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Alverno
There is a small community of about 35 international students at Alverno College representing 7 countries. To see more, check out the Alverno International Student Page.
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Alverno College, 32.5% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alverno #369 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Alverno
Analyze the age range of Alverno undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Alverno supporting and attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Alverno supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alverno?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are available to encourage diverse perspectives.