With a student body that is 41 percent white, 10 percent Asian, 23 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic, Berrien Springs, Michigan-based Andrews University is among the top 25 most diverse schools in the country.
The school was founded in 1874 and named after John Nevins Andrews, who the school calls "the biggest thinker in the 19th-century Adventist Church." Maintaining its Adventist roots, Andrews University claims "serious scholarship, quality research and a strong focus on practical Christianity" to be the most important considerations for its students. The school's motto is "Seek knowledge. Affirm faith. Change the world."
Andrews admits about 56 percent of its applicants, and its student body is composed of nearly 2,000 undergraduates and more than 1,500 post-grads. Health-based fields and business are among the most popular majors. Tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year averaged just over $21,000, a roughly 6 percent increase from the previous year. Nearly one-third of its students receive Pell Grants.
To rank colleges and universities by diversity, we took a broad view of related issues, including ethnicity, geographic origin, economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. Read more about our methodology here.