Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at Augustana, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Good
The total diversity grade is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Augustana College is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,189 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Augustana College is ranked #2,476 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Explore Augustana Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Augustana if it is available.
Augustana's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Augustana College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Augustana is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,104 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,104 males and 1,439 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Augustana
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Augustana's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Augustana College is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Augustana's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Augustana is above average.
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 come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 81.2% of the students attending Augustana College come from within Illinois. This places Augustana at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,156.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Augustana
There is a medium sized community of about 249 international students at Augustana College representing at least -1 countries. Go to the Augustana International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Augustana College, 97.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Augustana #4,008 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Augustana
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Augustana.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- How is Augustana doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Augustana supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Augustana?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to promote diverse perspectives.
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