Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are looking for 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.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Avila, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Avila University is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #966 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Avila University is ranked #848 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
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If the data is available, the chart will also display Avila faculty diversity.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At Avila University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,589 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 524 males and 883 females.
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If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Avila's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
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 come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
About 70.0% of the students attending Avila University come from within Missouri. This puts Avila's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,039.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Avila
There is a large community of about 196 international students at Avila University representing at least 23 countries. For more complete information, see the Avila International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Avila University, 36.3% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Avila #256 in the nation for student age diversity.
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Analyze the age range of Avila undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Avila attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Avila supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Avila?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are offered to stimulate unique perspectives.