In the prestigious rankings by U.S.News & World
Report, Nyack College was named again as a leader in racial diversity among
colleges and universities in the Northern corridor of the United States in the
2007 report. The largest minority group represented at 37% is African American.
International students were not calculated in the mix. Racial categories used
in the calculations were Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African-Americans
who are non-Hispanics, whites who are non-Hispanic and Hispanics.
In addition to the racial diversity of its nearly 3,000 students institution-wide, Nyack--college,
seminary, and graduate schools-- enjoys diversity denominationally with some 46
religious groups represented. The population of international students
represents some nearly 60 countries.
Being intentionally diverse: providing educational
access and support to motivated students from diverse socioeconomic
backgrounds, is one of Nyack’s five core values. Nyack has been recognized by U.S. News for its
distinction of diversity for the past several years.