Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Carnegie Mellon, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Ranked #15 in the nation, Carnegie Mellon University is considered extremely diverse.
Racial Diversity is Very High
This highly diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know other students who come from different cultures and backgrounds.
Carnegie Mellon University is ranked #260 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Explore Carnegie Mellon Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show Carnegie Mellon undergraduate student diversity.
Carnegie Mellon boasts excellent racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Carnegie Mellon Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Carnegie Mellon University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Carnegie Mellon is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #243 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,408 males and 3,125 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Carnegie Mellon
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Carnegie Mellon is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Carnegie Mellon's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Carnegie Mellon is above average.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 13.0% of the students attending Carnegie Mellon University come from within Pennsylvania. This puts Carnegie Mellon's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #21.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 45 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Carnegie Mellon
There is a relatively large community of about 5,738 international students at Carnegie Mellon University representing at least 47 countries. For more information, see the Carnegie Mellon International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Carnegie Mellon University, 43.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Carnegie Mellon #1,686 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Carnegie Mellon
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Carnegie Mellon.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- How is Carnegie Mellon doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Carnegie Mellon supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Carnegie Mellon?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.