Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. What does it mean to you?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize 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, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at AIU Online, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
American InterContinental University - Online is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #195 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #672 for ethnic diversity means American InterContinental University - Online is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at AIU Online
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at AIU Online.
Male to Female Balance is Below Average
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At American InterContinental University - Online, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,847 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,426 males and 7,118 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at AIU Online
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among AIU Online's faculty, as well as students.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending American InterContinental University - Online come from within Illinois. This puts AIU Online's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #30.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Age Diversity on Campus
Some learners 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 typical student is between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At American InterContinental University - Online, 3.7% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank AIU Online #536 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at AIU Online
Analyze the age range of AIU Online undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is AIU Online supporting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise 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 AIU Online supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to AIU Online?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to encourage unique perspectives.