Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students 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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at UMaine, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
University of Maine is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #726 nationwide.
Low Racial Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, University of Maine is ranked #2,033 in the country.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at UMaine
If the data is available, the following chart will display UMaine undergraduate student diversity.
UMaine's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Balanced Gender Ratio
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 Maine, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UMaine is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #377 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4,900 males and 4,379 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at UMaine
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among UMaine's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UMaine is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among UMaine's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UMaine is excellent.
Above Average Location Diversity
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 examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity grade.
About 57.1% of the students attending University of Maine come from within Maine. UMaine's rating of #492 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 37 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at UMaine
There is a mid sized group of about 446 international students at University of Maine representing at least 38 countries. Go to the UMaine International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At University of Maine, 63.5% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UMaine #1,587 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at UMaine
Analyze the age range of UMaine students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. 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, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- Is UMaine supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how UMaine is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UMaine?
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.