Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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.
Learn About Diversity at UT Austin, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, The University of Texas at Austin is ranked #161 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Very Good
Many college students value the ability to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
The University of Texas at Austin is ranked #251 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Explore UT Austin Racial Diversity
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at UT Austin.
UT Austin boasts excellent racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
UT Austin Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At The University of Texas at Austin, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UT Austin is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #323 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 19,054 males and 21,438 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at UT Austin
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among UT Austin's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UT Austin is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among UT Austin's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UT Austin is excellent.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
Over 90% of the students attending The University of Texas at Austin come from within Texas. This puts UT Austin's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #724.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at UT Austin
There is a relatively large community of about 5,244 international students at The University of Texas at Austin representing at least 50 countries. For more information, see the UT Austin International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At The University of Texas at Austin, 63.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UT Austin #2,050 in the nation for student age diversity.
UT Austin Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of UT Austin students with the following chart.
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 say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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 UT Austin doing at supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how UT Austin is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UT Austin?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to nurture 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.