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Nyack College Among Top 50 Most Diverse U.S. Campuses

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday July 18, 2016

Nyack College was recently named one of the nation's top 50 most ethnically diverse colleges by The Best    

How diverse are we?


31% African American

29% Latino

19% White

12% Asian

 6% International

 3% Other


59% Female
41% Male

Students' country of origin: More than 60

Student population by age range:

34% are <22
22% are 23-29
17% are 30-39
27% are 40 or older

Christian denominations: More than 80

Intentional diversity is one of Nyack’s core values. During his April 27, 2007 inauguration speech, President Michael G. Scales addressed diversity with the following words:

Why is being intentionally diverse so important to us at Nyack? We are gratified to know that we are a leader in diversity in higher education. We take this role seriously, but this is not the primary reason diversity is so important to us.

Being intentionally diverse is important to us because some challenges in our world can only be met when people, who would not otherwise come together, rally for the cause.

Our challenge… our cause is for our graduates to build the kingdom of God in every neighborhood, every profession, every socio-economic strata… “every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9). We cannot allow our differences to divide us. We are to be a microcosm of the world and the Kingdom of Heaven. No person is more important than another. Every person is owed ultimate dignity and respect.

If Nyack is to be truly academically excellent and globally engaged—now more than ever—we must be intentionally diverse.



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