Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at FAU, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #261 in the nation, Florida Atlantic University is considered highly diverse.
Good Representation of Many Races
This very diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #241, Florida Atlantic University is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
FAU Racial Demographics
When available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at FAU.
FAU boasts excellent racial diversity.
Above average racial representation in faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Florida Atlantic University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at FAU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #788 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 11,047 males and 13,983 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at FAU
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among FAU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Florida Atlantic University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among FAU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at FAU is above average.
Geographic Diversity is Average
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student resided before they attended college.
About 88.2% of the students attending Florida Atlantic University come from within Florida. This makes FAU an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #776.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 35 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at FAU
There is a mid sized group of about 1,137 international students at Florida Atlantic University representing at least 48 countries. Go to the FAU International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
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 Florida Atlantic University, 37.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank FAU #731 in the nation for student age diversity.
FAU Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of FAU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. 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.
- Is FAU attracting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how FAU supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to FAU?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diverse points of views on campus.