Diversity Makes a Difference
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.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at U of F, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #260 in the nation, University of Florida is considered highly diverse.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
University of Florida is ranked #473 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at U of F
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at U of F.
U of F ranks above average in racial representation.
Above average racial representation in faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At University of Florida, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at U of F is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #660 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 15,525 males and 19,722 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at U of F
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among U of F's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Florida is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among U of F's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at U of F 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 rating.
About 88.3% of the students attending University of Florida come from within Florida. U of F's rating of #586 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at U of F
There is a mid sized group of about 4,945 international students at University of Florida representing at least 50 countries. Click on the U of F International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Florida, 51.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank U of F #1,568 in the nation for student age diversity.
U of F Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of U of F students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about 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. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is U of F doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how U of F supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to U of F?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to stimulate varied perspectives.