Why Diversity Should Matter to You
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". We use it today to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually 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 cultures and backgrounds.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at AIU Atlanta, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Lower Than Normal
To get the overall diversity ranking, we took the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
American InterContinental University - Atlanta is below average when it comes to overall diversity, and is ranked #2,025 countrywide.
Low Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, American InterContinental University - Atlanta is ranked #2,339 in the country.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at AIU Atlanta
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at AIU Atlanta.
AIU Atlanta's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at AIU Atlanta.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At American InterContinental University - Atlanta, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at AIU Atlanta is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,540 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 208 males and 348 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at AIU Atlanta
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among AIU Atlanta's undergraduate students.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among AIU Atlanta's faculty.
Below Average Geographic Diversity
Do you want a local school that recruits students from within Georgia? This could be a good choice for you.
We've determined the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending American InterContinental University - Atlanta come from within Georgia. This puts AIU Atlanta's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #2,022.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 2 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
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 American InterContinental University - Atlanta, 12.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank AIU Atlanta #710 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at AIU Atlanta
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at AIU Atlanta.
Questions About Diversity
- Is AIU Atlanta attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how AIU Atlanta is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to AIU Atlanta?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.