Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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 Sterling College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #1,139 nationwide, Sterling College is above average in overall diversity.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many college students value the chance to meet and learn from other students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Sterling College is ranked #2,148 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Sterling College
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Sterling College if it is available.
Sterling College's racial diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Sterling College is not racially diverse.
Gender Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Sterling College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Sterling College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #972 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 68 males and 86 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Sterling College
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Sterling College's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Sterling College is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Sterling College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Sterling 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 took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 19.2% of the students attending Sterling College come from within Vermont. This puts Sterling College's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #463.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Sterling College
There is a medium sized community of about 5 international students at Sterling College representing at least 4 countries. Go to the Sterling College International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Sterling College, 59.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Sterling College #1,948 in the nation for student age diversity.
Sterling College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Sterling College.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about 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, religions and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Sterling College doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Sterling College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Sterling College?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are offered to promote diverse perspectives.