Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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.
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This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is thought to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #324 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is ranked #869 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
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This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at UCCS when it is available.
UCCS ranks above average in racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Good 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 Colorado at Colorado Springs, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UCCS is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #223 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,150 males and 5,658 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at UCCS
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among UCCS's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UCCS is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among UCCS's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UCCS is above average.
Geographic Diversity is High
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 in order to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 87.0% of the students attending University of Colorado at Colorado Springs come from within Colorado. This places UCCS's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #679.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at UCCS
There is a relatively small community of about 230 international students at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs representing 39 countries. To see more, check out the UCCS International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 42.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UCCS #579 in the nation for student age diversity.
UCCS Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at UCCS.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 UCCS doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how UCCS is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to UCCS?
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 encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and helps bring about positive connections.