Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students 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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Austin College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Ranked #409 in the nation, Austin College is considered extremely diverse.
Racial Diversity is Excellent
Many young people value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Austin College is ranked #340 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Austin College
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Austin College if it is available.
Austin College boasts excellent racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Austin College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Austin College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #163 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 627 males and 653 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Austin College
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Austin College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Austin College is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Austin College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Austin College is excellent.
Normal Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that recruits 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 factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Austin College come from within Texas. This places Austin College at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,706.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 14 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Austin College
There is a relatively small community of about 24 international students at Austin College representing -1 countries. For all the details, go to the Austin College International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Austin College, 80.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Austin College #3,919 in the nation for student age diversity.
Austin College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Austin College.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
- How is Austin College doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Austin College supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Austin College?
Call the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.
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