Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
How does this translate to the college experience?
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 promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Belmont Abbey College, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Good
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #466 nationwide, Belmont Abbey College is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Belmont Abbey College is ranked #1,549 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is close to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Belmont Abbey College
If available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Belmont Abbey College.
Belmont Abbey College'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 Pretty Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Belmont Abbey College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Belmont Abbey College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #560 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 690 males and 805 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Belmont Abbey College
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Belmont Abbey College's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Belmont Abbey College is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Belmont Abbey College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Belmont Abbey College is excellent.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 54.3% of the students attending Belmont Abbey College come from within North Carolina. This places Belmont Abbey College's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #533.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Belmont Abbey College
There is a medium sized community of about 36 international students at Belmont Abbey College representing at least 12 countries. Check out the Belmont Abbey College International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners 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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Belmont Abbey College, 53.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Belmont Abbey College #830 in the nation for student age diversity.
Belmont Abbey College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Belmont Abbey College.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Belmont Abbey College attracting and supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Belmont Abbey College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Belmont Abbey College?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.