Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
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 backgrounds and cultures.
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 confident interaction between different groups.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Auburn, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Auburn University is ranked #496 nationwide.
Lacking When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many learners value the opportunity to meet and learn from others from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Auburn University is ranked #2,162 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Auburn
When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Auburn.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Auburn University, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #128 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,536 males and 10,093 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Auburn
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Auburn's faculty, as well as students.
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 took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 60.6% of the students attending Auburn University come from within Alabama. Auburn's rating of #321 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 47 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Auburn
There is a mid sized group of about 1,427 international students at Auburn University representing at least 47 countries. Go to the Auburn International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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 traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Auburn University, 63.1% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Auburn #1,203 in the nation for student age diversity.
Auburn Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Auburn undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Auburn supporting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent 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 Auburn supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Auburn?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are offered to inspire unique perspectives.