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..
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #400 nationwide, Beacon College is above average in overall diversity.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #1,278 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.
If the data is available, the following chart will also display Beacon faculty diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Beacon College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Beacon is predominantly male.
This college is ranked at #1,306 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 165 males and 109 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Beacon
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Beacon's undergraduate students.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Beacon's faculty.
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 23.6% of the students attending Beacon College come from within Florida. Beacon's rating of #276 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 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 9 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 18-22. At Beacon College, 60.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Beacon #2,637 in the nation for student age diversity.
Beacon Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Beacon undergraduates 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.