Why Diversity is Valuable
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. What does it mean to you?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are 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.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Arcadia, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Very Good Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Arcadia University is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,046 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Arcadia University is ranked #1,144 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Arcadia
When available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Arcadia.
Arcadia ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Arcadia.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male-to-Female Ratio Below Average
If you're seeking a school with an equal amount of male and female students, this may not be the choice for you.
At Arcadia University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Arcadia is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,933 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 824 males and 1,816 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Arcadia
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Arcadia's undergraduate students.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Arcadia's faculty.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rating.
About 58.0% of the students attending Arcadia University come from within Pennsylvania. Arcadia's rating of #602 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Arcadia
There is a mid sized group of about 112 international students at Arcadia University representing at least 15 countries. Check out the Arcadia International Student Page for more information.
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Arcadia University, 51.7% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arcadia #1,179 in the nation for student age diversity.
Arcadia Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Arcadia undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Arcadia supporting and attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Arcadia is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Arcadia?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are offered to stimulate diverse perspectives.