Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. 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 Elmira, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Normal Diversity at This School
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Elmira College is considered to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,929 nationwide.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Elmira College is ranked #2,837 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is pretty close to the national average.
Explore Elmira Racial Diversity
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Elmira.
Elmira's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal balance of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Elmira College, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Elmira is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #2,617 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 261 males and 558 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Elmira
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Elmira's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Elmira College is higher than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Elmira's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Elmira is on par with national averages.
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 62.9% of the students attending Elmira College come from within New York. Elmira's rating of #841 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Elmira
There is a medium sized community of about 35 international students at Elmira College representing at least 16 countries. Go to the Elmira 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Elmira College, 81.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Elmira #3,324 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Elmira
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Elmira.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different backgrounds and cultures.
- How is Elmira doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Elmira is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Elmira?
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
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