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.
Quite diverse across all factors, Bard College at Simon's Rock is ranked #150 nationwide.
This School is Considered Greater Than 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.
Bard College at Simon's Rock is ranked #911 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Simon's Rock
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Simon's Rock if it is available.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Bard College at Simon's Rock, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #1,111 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 135 males and 194 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 faculty, as well as students.
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 12.4% 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 #129.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 29 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Simon's Rock
There is a relatively large community of about 49 international students at Bard College at Simon's Rock representing at least 10 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 typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Bard College at Simon's Rock, 40.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Simon's Rock #1,505 in the nation for student age diversity.
Simon's Rock Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Simon's Rock.
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.