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.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Aurora University is ranked #869 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.
Aurora University is ranked #750 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Aurora Ethnic Diversity
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Aurora if it is available.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Aurora University, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,793 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,069 males and 2,135 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Aurora
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Aurora's faculty, as well as students.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 78.2% of the students attending Aurora University come from within Illinois. Aurora's rating of #710 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 31 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 9 international students at Aurora University representing 8 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, 39.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Aurora #342 in the nation for student age diversity.
Aurora Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Aurora undergraduates with the following bar 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.