Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Anna Maria, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Anna Maria College is ranked #842 nationwide.
Average Representation of Racial Groups
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Anna Maria College is ranked #1,144 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Anna Maria Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show Anna Maria undergraduate student diversity.
Anna Maria's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Anna Maria College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Anna Maria is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #702 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 493 males and 627 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Anna Maria
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Anna Maria's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Anna Maria College is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Anna Maria's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Anna Maria is above average.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 74.3% of the students attending Anna Maria College come from within Massachusetts. This places Anna Maria at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,230.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Anna Maria
There is a relatively small community of about 3 international students at Anna Maria College representing 3 countries. To see more, check out the Anna Maria International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some 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?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Anna Maria College, 46.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Anna Maria #310 in the nation for student age diversity.
Anna Maria Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Anna Maria.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. 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.
- How is Anna Maria doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Anna Maria is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Anna Maria?
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.