Why Diversity is Valuable
Diversity can be somewhat of 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 #1,072 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 #1,088 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
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If the data is present, the chart will also display Arcadia faculty diversity.
Male to Female Balance is Below Average
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Arcadia University, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,914 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 809 males and 1,785 females.
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If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Arcadia's faculty, as well as students.
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 #606 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 92 international students at Arcadia University representing at least 17 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, 54.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arcadia #631 in the nation for student age diversity.
Arcadia Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Arcadia undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Arcadia supporting and attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Arcadia supports low-income students by visiting 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.