How is Diversity Important to You?
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs 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 ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and helps bring about positive connections.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Assumption, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by combining the individual factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Assumption College is ranked #1,194 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is About Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Assumption College is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,721 in the country.
Explore Assumption Ethnic Diversity
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Assumption if it is available.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Assumption College, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,254 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 899 males and 1,326 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Assumption
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Assumption's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 67.5% of the students attending Assumption College come from within Massachusetts. This makes Assumption an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,062.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Assumption
There is a relatively small community of about 40 international students at Assumption College representing 21 countries. To see more, check out the Assumption International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. At Assumption College, 69.0% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Assumption #1,121 in the nation for student age diversity.
Assumption Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Assumption undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Assumption doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Assumption is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Assumption?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.