Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
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 racial, 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 #264 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,599 for ethnic diversity means Bard College is above average nationally.
Explore Bard Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bard if it is available.
Bard ranks above average in racial diversity.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Good
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 #1,512 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 754 males and 1,128 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.
Very High Location Diversity From Across the United States
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 33.6% 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 #197.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 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 328 international students at Bard College representing at least 35 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, 75.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bard #3,454 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
- 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. 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.
- 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?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
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