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.
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Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Aurora University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #831 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #642 for ethnic diversity means Aurora University is above average nationally.
Explore Racial Diversity at Aurora
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Aurora if it is available.
Aurora ranks above average in racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a school with an equal balance of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Aurora University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Aurora is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,530 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,394 males and 2,539 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Aurora
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Aurora's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Aurora University is higher 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 84.1% 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 #896.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 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 13 international students at Aurora University representing 10 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 18-21. At Aurora University, 41.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Aurora #507 in the nation for student age diversity.
Aurora Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Aurora.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. 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.
- 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?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are present that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.