Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. 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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at UCR, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, University of California - Riverside is ranked #598 nationwide.
Excellent Racial Diversity
This very diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #297, University of California - Riverside has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
UCR Racial Demographics
If the data is present, the following chart will display UCR undergraduate student diversity.
UCR boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good diversity of races in faculty.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of California - Riverside, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UCR is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #455 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 9,286 males and 10,787 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at UCR
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UCR's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UCR is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UCR's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UCR is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within California? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending University of California - Riverside come from within California. This means UCR is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,571.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at UCR
There is a mid sized group of about 1,770 international students at University of California - Riverside representing at least 46 countries. Click on the UCR International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners 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 California - Riverside, 69.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UCR #2,143 in the nation for student age diversity.
UCR Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of UCR 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, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for 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.
- Is UCR supporting and attracting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent 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 UCR supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to UCR?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are around to stimulate diverse perspectives.