Diversity in College is Important
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Bard, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Bard College is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #311 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Normal
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Bard College is ranked #1,497 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bard
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bard if it is available.
Bard's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Bard College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bard is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #956 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 827 males and 1,143 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bard
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bard's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bard College is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bard's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bard is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 33.1% of the students attending Bard College come from within New York. This puts Bard's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #170.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Bard
There is a relatively large community of about 286 international students at Bard College representing at least 32 countries. For more information, see the Bard International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some students 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 student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bard College, 76.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bard #2,380 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bard
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Bard.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bard doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Bard is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bard?
Contact the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are offered that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.