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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at CU - Boulder, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Very High Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
University of Colorado Boulder is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #217 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse schools allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
University of Colorado Boulder is ranked #1,244 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is close to the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at CU - Boulder
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at CU - Boulder when it is available.
CU - Boulder's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At University of Colorado Boulder, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CU - Boulder is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #706 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 16,228 males and 12,828 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at CU - Boulder
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among CU - Boulder's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Colorado Boulder is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among CU - Boulder's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CU - Boulder is excellent.
Very High Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 57.1% of the students attending University of Colorado Boulder come from within Colorado. This puts CU - Boulder's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #173.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
Students attending CU - Boulder hail from all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Presence of International Students at CU - Boulder
There is a mid sized group of about 3,254 international students at University of Colorado Boulder representing at least 49 countries. Go to the CU - Boulder International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At University of Colorado Boulder, 65.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CU - Boulder #2,003 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at CU - Boulder
Analyze the age range of CU - Boulder students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of people, traditions, cultures and ideas. When most students seek diversity on 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 CU - Boulder attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how CU - Boulder supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to CU - Boulder?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.