Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are 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 backgrounds and cultures.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Averett University, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #636 nationwide, Averett University is above average in overall diversity.
Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Averett University is ranked #1,454 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Averett University
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Averett University when it is available.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
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 Averett University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #261 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 406 males and 446 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Averett University
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Averett University's faculty, as well as students.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they attended college.
About 59.3% of the students attending Averett University come from within Virginia. This places Averett University at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #973.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Averett University
There is a mid sized group of about 42 international students at Averett University representing at least 15 countries. Click on the Averett University International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Averett University, 71.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Averett University #1,271 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Averett University
Analyze the age range of Averett University undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Averett University doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Averett University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Averett University?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to inspire unique perspectives.