Why Diversity is Valuable
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Students who state that diversity in university is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also fostering an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Arizona State, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
The Very Best Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Arizona State University is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #113 nationwide.
Campus is 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.
Arizona State University is ranked #542 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Arizona State Ethnic Diversity
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Arizona State.
Arizona State ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
If the data is available, the following chart will also display Arizona State faculty diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Equal 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 Arizona State 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 #917 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 23,735 males and 18,093 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Arizona State
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Arizona State's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Arizona State is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Arizona State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Arizona State is excellent.
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 come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they attended college.
About 62.8% of the students attending Arizona State University come from within Arizona. This puts Arizona State's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #217.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Arizona State
There is a large community of about 8,844 international students at Arizona State University representing at least 50 countries. To learn more, see the Arizona State International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students 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?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Arizona State University, 55.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arizona State #1,896 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Arizona State
Analyze the age range of Arizona State undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Arizona State doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Arizona State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Arizona State?
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 encourage diverse perspectives.