Diversity Makes a Difference
It is quite possible you have heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college 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.
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Aurora, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Aurora University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #941 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #823 for ethnic diversity means Aurora University is above average nationally.
Explore Aurora Ethnic Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Aurora if it is available.
Aurora ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Aurora 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 Aurora University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,660 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,286 males and 2,294 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Aurora
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Aurora's undergraduate students.
Aurora's male to female ratio is better than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Aurora's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Aurora is on par with national averages.
Average 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 looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 83.2% of the students attending Aurora University come from within Illinois. This makes Aurora an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,001.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Aurora
There is a relatively small community of about 8 international students at Aurora University representing 4 countries. To see more, check out the Aurora 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 Aurora University, 39.7% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Aurora #540 in the nation for student age diversity.
Aurora Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Aurora undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Aurora supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Aurora is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Aurora?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to promote unique perspectives.