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.
Ranked #114 in the nation, Arizona State University is considered highly diverse.
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.
A ranking of #507 for ethnic diversity means Arizona State University is above average nationally.
Explore Arizona State Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Arizona State when it is available.
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 #843 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 22,457 males and 17,504 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Arizona State
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Arizona State's 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 come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they attended college.
About 64.7% 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 #223.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
Students attending Arizona State hail from all 50 states and Washington D.C.
The Amount of International Students at Arizona State
There is a large community of about 7,954 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, 53.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arizona State #926 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Arizona State
Analyze the age range of Arizona State undergraduates with the following bar 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.