Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. 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 Some Knowledge on Diversity at UARK, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Ranked #350 in the nation, University of Arkansas is considered highly diverse.
Racial Diversity is About Average
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
University of Arkansas is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,534 in the nation.
UARK Racial Demographics
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at UARK.
UARK's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Balanced Gender Ratio
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 Arkansas, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UARK is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #330 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,805 males and 12,239 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at UARK
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UARK's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UARK is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UARK's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UARK is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Above Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 49.5% of the students attending University of Arkansas come from within Arkansas. UARK's rating of #367 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at UARK
There is a mid sized group of about 1,461 international students at University of Arkansas representing at least 47 countries. Check out the UARK International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some college 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At University of Arkansas, 60.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UARK #1,815 in the nation for student age diversity.
UARK Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of UARK students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- How is UARK doing at supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how UARK supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UARK?
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.