Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
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.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Simon's Rock, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Bard College at Simon's Rock is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #280 nationwide.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Ethnic 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 #1,082 for ethnic diversity means Bard College at Simon's Rock is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Simon's Rock
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Simon's Rock if it is available.
Simon's Rock ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Bard College at Simon's Rock, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Simon's Rock is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,313 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 147 males and 225 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Simon's Rock
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Simon's Rock's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bard College at Simon's Rock is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Simon's Rock's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Simon's Rock is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
About 10.2% of the students attending Bard College at Simon's Rock come from within Massachusetts. This puts Simon's Rock's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #157.
Presence of International Students at Simon's Rock
There is a relatively large community of about 50 international students at Bard College at Simon's Rock representing at least 9 countries. For more complete information, see the Simon's Rock International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners 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 Bard College at Simon's Rock, 36.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Simon's Rock #2,694 in the nation for student age diversity.
Simon's Rock Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Simon's Rock students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Simon's Rock doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with otherwise 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 Simon's Rock supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Simon's Rock?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are available to inspire varied perspectives.