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.
Ranked #282 in the nation, Bard College is considered extremely diverse.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Bard College is pretty average when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,840 in the country.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bard
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Bard.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bard College, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #726 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 946 males and 1,166 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bard
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bard's faculty, as well as students.
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 25.7% 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 #136.
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 284 international students at Bard College representing at least 37 countries. For more information, see the Bard International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by other students who are the same age, while others seek more diverse perspectives from other age groups.
The traditional college student ranges in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age range of the undergraduate student body. However, we were not able to do so for Bard College, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bard doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Bard supports low-income students by visiting 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.