Students with a diversity of experience have a background, upbringing, or other life circumstances that have fundamentally shaped how they see the world.
These experiences could be cultural, ethnic, religious, geographic, socioeconomic, or any number of factors that contribute to their unique perspective.
Why does Diversity of Experience matter?
Colleges strive to create classes of people who fit well with their school’s culture and mission, but who also bring a variety of perspectives and experiences that will add value to the school’s community.
Having a diverse class is more likely to lead to students doing a variety of things upon graduation, enabling a school to have a broader impact on the world.