Why Diversity Should Matter to You
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Armstrong State University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
The Diversity Here is Average
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Armstrong State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,520 nationwide.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the ability to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Armstrong State University is ranked #659 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Armstrong State University
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Armstrong State University.
Male to Female Balance is Below Average
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Armstrong State 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 #1,810 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,120 males and 4,226 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Armstrong State University
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Armstrong State University's faculty, as well as students.
Below Average Geographic Diversity
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within Georgia? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Armstrong State University come from within Georgia. This means Armstrong State University is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,722.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Armstrong State University
There is a small community of about 130 international students at Armstrong State University representing 24 countries. To see more, check out the Armstrong State University International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
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 typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Armstrong State University, 41.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Armstrong State University #506 in the nation for student age diversity.
Armstrong State University Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Armstrong State University undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Armstrong State University supporting learners from all backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Armstrong State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Armstrong State University?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage varied points of views on campus.