Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
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, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial connections between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at SUNY New Paltz, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Average Diversity at This School
We calculated an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
SUNY New Paltz sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,492 nationwide.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #930 for ethnic diversity means SUNY New Paltz is above average nationally.
Explore SUNY New Paltz Ethnic Diversity
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at SUNY New Paltz.
SUNY New Paltz ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At SUNY New Paltz, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at SUNY New Paltz is predominantly female.
This institution is ranked at #1,404 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,569 males and 4,148 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at SUNY New Paltz
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among SUNY New Paltz's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at SUNY New Paltz is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among SUNY New Paltz's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at SUNY New Paltz is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within New York? This could be a good choice for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending SUNY New Paltz come from within New York. This means SUNY New Paltz is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,852.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at SUNY New Paltz
There is a mid sized group of about 303 international students at SUNY New Paltz representing at least 21 countries. Click on the SUNY New Paltz 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 SUNY New Paltz, 63.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank SUNY New Paltz #2,173 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at SUNY New Paltz
Analyze the age range of SUNY New Paltz students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is SUNY New Paltz attracting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how SUNY New Paltz supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to SUNY New Paltz?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage diversified points of views on campus.