Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
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 ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Beacon, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
This School has Excellent Diversity in General
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Beacon College is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #262 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #946 for ethnic diversity means Beacon College is above average nationally.
Explore Beacon Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will display Beacon undergraduate student diversity.
Beacon ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At Beacon College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Beacon is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #927 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 180 males and 134 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Beacon
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Beacon's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Beacon College is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Beacon's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Beacon is above average.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 18.0% of the students attending Beacon College come from within Florida. Beacon's rating of #282 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Beacon
There is a mid sized group of about 10 international students at Beacon College representing at least 5 countries. Go to the Beacon International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Beacon College, 53.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Beacon #2,405 in the nation for student age diversity.
Beacon Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Beacon students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Beacon supporting and attracting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Beacon supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Beacon?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to inspire varied perspectives.