Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score 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 Arizona, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, University of Arizona is ranked #61 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
University of Arizona is ranked #454 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Arizona
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Arizona when it is available.
Arizona ranks above average in racial representation.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
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 University of Arizona, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Arizona is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #235 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 16,435 males and 17,666 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Arizona
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Arizona's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Arizona is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Arizona's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Arizona is excellent.
Excellent Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 59.1% of the students attending University of Arizona come from within Arizona. This puts Arizona's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #206.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Arizona
There is a mid sized group of about 3,954 international students at University of Arizona representing at least 48 countries. Click on the Arizona International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Arizona, 58.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arizona #1,460 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Arizona
Analyze the age range of Arizona 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". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, cultures and ideas. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Arizona doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Arizona is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Arizona?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.