Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the full university experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who state that diversity in university is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
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 promote substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at AIU South Florida, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
American InterContinental University - South Florida Overall Diversity Not Known
We were not able to calculate the measures of diversity we needed for American InterContinental University - South Florida to come up with a ranking.
Ethnic Diversity Unknown
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Unfortunately, American InterContinental University - South Florida did not provide enough diversity data, so we were unable to calculate a ranking.
Male to Female Diversity Unknown
For most colleges, the male to female ratio is actually skewed toward women, with about six females for every four males. In this section we would typically display what the actual ratio is for this school, but regrettably that data is not known.
Geographic Diversity Unknown
Some college students prefer a school that mainly represents students from within their own state, while some are searching for schools that attract and recruit students from all over the country and the globe. Which is right for you?
For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to derive the geographic diversity by looking at where enrolled undergrads lived before attending college.
But unfortunately, we do not have the data to find out AIU South Florida's geographic diversity score.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may prefer to be surrounded by other students in the same age range, while others seek more diverse perspectives from other generations.
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age distribution of the undergraduate student body. Unfortunately, we were not able to do so for American InterContinental University - South Florida, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- Is AIU South Florida attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial 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 South Florida is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to AIU South Florida?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are offered that encourage varied points of views on campus.