Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
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 encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Asbury, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #1,069 nationwide, Asbury University is above average in overall diversity.
Below Average When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Asbury University is ranked #2,129 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Asbury Ethnic Diversity
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Asbury.
Asbury's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male/Female Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Asbury University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Asbury is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,320 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 669 males and 1,005 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Asbury
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Asbury's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Asbury University is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Asbury's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Asbury is excellent.
Above Average Location Diversity
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 looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 55.2% of the students attending Asbury University come from within Kentucky. Asbury's rating of #553 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 27 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Asbury
There is a small community of about 35 international students at Asbury University representing -1 countries. To see more, check out the Asbury International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
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?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Asbury University, 54.8% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Asbury #938 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Asbury
Analyze the age range of Asbury undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Asbury attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Asbury supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Asbury?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are present that encourage diverse points of views on campus.