Diversity in College is Important
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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.
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School is Below Average When it Comes to 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 Atlanta Metropolitan State College is ranked #1,887 and is below average.
Below Average in Ethnic Diversity
Many learners value the chance to meet and learn from others from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College is ranked #2,477 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Atlanta Metropolitan State College
If the data is available, the following chart will show Atlanta Metropolitan State College undergraduate student diversity.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Atlanta Metropolitan State College if it is available.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Atlanta Metropolitan State College, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,740 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,088 males and 2,041 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Atlanta Metropolitan State College
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Atlanta Metropolitan State College's undergraduate students.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College's male to female ratio is better than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Atlanta Metropolitan State College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Atlanta Metropolitan State College is excellent.
Normal Location Diversity
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 resided before they were admitted.
About 86.4% of the students attending Atlanta Metropolitan State College come from within Georgia. This places Atlanta Metropolitan State College at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,210.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 38.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Atlanta Metropolitan State College #307 in the nation for student age diversity.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Atlanta Metropolitan State College.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Atlanta Metropolitan State College doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Atlanta Metropolitan State College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Atlanta Metropolitan State College?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to inspire diverse perspectives.