Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at The American University, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
American University is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #110 nationwide.
Ranked High in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
American University is ranked #653 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
The American University Racial Demographics
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at The American University when it is available.
The American University ranks above average in racial representation.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At American University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at The American University is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,413 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,094 males and 5,029 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at The American University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among The American University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at American University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among The American University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at The American University is excellent.
Excellent Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for 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 University come from within District of Columbia. This puts The American University's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #16.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 47 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at The American University
There is a large community of about 1,530 international students at American University representing at least 49 countries. For more complete information, see the The American University International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
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 18-21. At American University, 50.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank The American University #1,439 in the nation for student age diversity.
The American University Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of The American University students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking 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 backgrounds and cultures.
- Is The American University attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent 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 The American University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to The American University?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are offered to inspire varied perspectives.