Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers 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.
Ranked #222 in the nation, University of Illinois at Chicago is considered extremely diverse.
Good Representation of Many Races
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked #134 in ethnic diversity nationwide which means it is well above average nationally.
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This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at UIC if it is available.
UIC boasts excellent racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is excellent.
Balanced Gender Ratio
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 Illinois at Chicago, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UIC is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #106 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 9,631 males and 9,817 females.
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Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UIC's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UIC is excellent.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UIC's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UIC is on par with national averages.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending University of Illinois at Chicago come from within Illinois. This makes UIC an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,187.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 34 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at UIC
There is a relatively large community of about 3,517 international students at University of Illinois at Chicago representing at least 46 countries. To learn more, see the UIC International Student Page.
What is the Age Range 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 Illinois at Chicago, 45.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UIC #1,232 in the nation for student age diversity.
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The chart below displays the age range of the student body at UIC.
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. 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 diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is UIC doing at 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 UIC is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UIC?
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.