How is Diversity Important to You?
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at ABU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
ABU Has Low Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we took the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Unfortunately when it comes to overall diversity Arlington Baptist University is ranked #1,895 and is below average.
Ranked Well for Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #765 for ethnic diversity means Arlington Baptist University is above average nationally.
Explore ABU Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at ABU if it is available.
ABU ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Arlington Baptist University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at ABU is mostly male.
This university is ranked at #1,610 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 119 males and 67 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at ABU
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among ABU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Arlington Baptist University is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among ABU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at ABU is on par with national averages.
Popular School in One State
This school seems to be very popular among students from one state. Is it the right choice for you?
College Factual derived the geographic diversity of each school by factoring in where matriculated undergraduates came from before they attended college.
A vast majority of undergraduates attending ABU come from within Texas. This places ABU's level of geographic diversity well below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #2,232.
The Amount of International Students at ABU
We wanted to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Arlington Baptist University, 49.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank ABU #887 in the nation for student age diversity.
ABU Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of ABU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is ABU doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average 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 ABU supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to ABU?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.