Diversity Makes a Difference
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 cultures and backgrounds.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Andrews, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Andrews University is ranked #33 nationwide.
Excellent Ethnic Diversity
Many college students value the chance to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more possible at a diverse school such as this one.
Andrews University is ranked #40 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Explore Andrews Ethnic Diversity
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Andrews.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Andrews University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #841 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 790 males and 1,015 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Andrews
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Andrews' faculty, as well as students.
Very High Location Diversity Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 31.4% of the students attending Andrews University come from within Michigan. This puts Andrews' level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #170.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Andrews
There is a relatively large community of about 727 international students at Andrews University representing at least 39 countries. To learn more, see the Andrews International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Andrews University, 32.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Andrews #20 in the nation for student age diversity.
Andrews Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Andrews undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Andrews doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Andrews is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Andrews?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.