NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When looking at colleges, one of the most important factors is, of course, quality of education. This, however, should not be limited to the information on which students will ultimately be graded. Some of the most important lessons and discussions happen outside of the classroom.
A diverse community exposes students to viewpoints and experiences that they may not have heard before. By embracing diversity and inclusion, students will find that their education is enriched by both the differences and similarities of others within their community.
Ranking and review site Niche.com has sourced data from a number of government and public data sets, opinion-based survey responses and the Web site's own data to rank the most diverse campuses in the nation.
Colleges that have a high Diversity ranking generally have students of many different backgrounds and ethnicities. Additionally, they encourage their communities to be open to and accepting of various backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.
Click through to see which colleges made the list:
25. Savannah College of Arts & Design
International Students: 11%
Out-of-State Students: 68%
Student Diversity - Most Represented Ethnicity: 71%
Student Gender Ratio (M-F): 0.6 : 1
Student Surveys on Diversity: 4.2 out of 5
Residential communities at SCAD help develop social, emotional, intellectual and cultural development. With opportunities to join clubs and organizations that encompass a wide range of interests, students can embrace the similarities and differences of other students within the college.